Risks of using Public Wi-Fi

Authors : Amina Marat

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

Google Scholar : https://bit.ly/3TmGbDi

Scribd : https://tinyurl.com/z3dfukja

DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8366687

Public Wi-Fi hotspots have become omnipresent in coffee shops, airports, and other commercial locations where customers have come to expect internet access for their computers, smartphones, and tablets. Public Wi-Fi users continue to sign in to email accounts, social networks, bank accounts, and other websites containing confidential personal data despite the fact that most of the traffic on public networks is not encrypted. Such a setting, where a considerable base of users sends private information over an unsecured network, could also serve as a hub for malicious hacker activities. This paper examines the risks associated with using public networks, analyzes the known hacker exploits of public Wi-Fi networks, such as man-in-the-middle attacks, packet sniffing, evil twin, and side jacking, and offers preventive measures for safer public Wi-Fi usage.

Keywords : -1- Public Wi-Fi, -2- Risks, -3- Attacks, -4- Protection.


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