Wi-Fi in airports, hotels, coffee shops and other public places may be convenient, but they're often not secure. Individuals with malicious intent may establish free Wi-Fi networks to eavesdrop on your connection to steal your credentials, financial or other sensitive information, or to inject malware.
To minimize the risk:
There are three types of encryption that are commonly used by Wi-Fi networks:
Convenience now may result in hassles later. Staying permanently signed-in to an account or using the same password on many different sites increases your vulnerability. It is recommended to: