Cybersecurity Video: Free WiFi, User Beware

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Using public WiFi means anyone could be spying on you at any time, according to one New Jersey teen. Red Bank Regional High School student Ryan McVeety has demonstrated how to hack into WiFi networks in airports, libraries, and other public places and steal personal information. He offers tips on how to use these facilities safely. McVeety’s video further explains how easy it is for hackers to access your private information.

“Public WiFi is inherently unsecure. Anyone using it ought to do so with the premise that everything you do is visible to a third-party stranger with access to that hotspot. The chances of you being hacked far exceeds the chances of your home being burglarized. This is a big business,” adds Kevin Clark, first assistant Monmouth County prosecutor, an expert in cybercrime.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.