Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi

Don’t access your email, online bank or credit card accounts when on public Wi-Fi.

Don’t let your mobile device automatically connect to nearby Wi-Fi. It might connect you to a fake network. Turn this feature off in your device settings.

Don’t visit a website that requires sensitive information on a public Wi-Fi. In short, anything that requires a password shouldn’t be accessed on public Wi-Fi.

Wait until you are on a secure private network. While cellphones have their own risks, they are generally safer, while using data versus free public Wi-Fi.

Lock your laptop whenever you are away from it.