When executives connected to their luxury hotel’s Wi-Fi network and downloaded what they believed were regular software updates, their devices were infected with malware.
This malware could sit inactive and undetected for several months before being remotely accessed to obtain sensitive information on the device.
You’re rolling the dice every time you log on to a free network in a coffee shop, hotel lobby, or airport lounge. To protect yourself, don’t use public Wi-Fi if possible, use a VPN, use two-factor authentication, visit websites with HTTPS encryption, and monitor your Bluetooth connection.
Falling victim to public Wi-Fi’s dangers is a question of when, not if.
Around 70% of people connected to the nonsecure Wi-Fi networks at both conferences.
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In both cases, not taking the necessary precautions can lead to lasting harm.
Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway.
In a study by privatewifi.com, a whopping three-quarters of people admitted to connecting to their personal email while on public Wi-Fi.
As you surf the web or do your online banking, all your activity is being monitored by this stranger. Here’s a story that should worry business travelers in particular.
In 2014 experts from Kaspersky Lab uncovered a very sophisticated hacking campaign called “Dark Hotel.” Operating for more than seven years and believed to be a sophisticated economic espionage campaign by an unknown country, Dark Hotel targeted CEOs, government agencies, U. executives, NGOs, and other high-value targets while they were in Asia.