Beware of Using Free Wi-Fi in Popular Public Places
It seems like most businesses these days boast signs saying "Free Wi-Fi Available," but a shocking video from Today shows why we may want to think twice before we log in.
Apparently, hackers are out to get tourists by setting up "free wi-fi" spots at popular tourist spots around the world who are desperate for an internet connection. Once their victims log in, hackers are able to access passwords, bank information, email accounts, credit card numbers and more. Not good!
The good news is, the free wi-fi at your favorite lunch time leisure spot in Rockford is most likely safe, but that might not be the case in New York or Disney World.
A list of the Top 15 Riskiest Tourist Attractions in the World for Mobile Devices was recently released by Skycure, and it placed a must-see site in New York at the top:
- Times Square, New York City, NY
- Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
- Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallee, France
- Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
- Ocean Park, Hong Kong
- Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV
- Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, CA
- Union Station, Washington DC
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA
- Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA
- Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
- St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
- Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
- Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL
- Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA
Really, hackers. Why did you have to go and ruin the "happiest place on Earth" with your nasty hacking business?!? This makes me madder than the "Mad Hatter."