Summer Vacation Safety Tips: Use the Internet Carefully in Hotels, Cafes, and Wifi Hotspots

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The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has released a helpful list to keep you and your family safe this summer. One of the tips is to “connect to the Internet with care [and] be very careful using wifi networks [because] most wifi hotspots are unsecured and unencrypted, so you will need to take additional steps to protect your privacy.” For example, if you use cyber cafés, hotel business centers, or other public Internet facilities, remember that these places may use servers that aren’t encrypted.

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Elaine Rigoli

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