Using Wi-Fi on your smart phone saves you from eating up your data plan, but think about what you do when connected and consider the risk before you connect to any old public network: bank records, credit cards, email accounts, social media login, etc.
Reduce your exposure with these simple steps:
- Turn off automatic Wi-Fi connection and connect only to a trusted network
- Hackers often set up fake networks, check with the Wi-Fi establishment employees to ensure you are connecting to their network.
- Use a virtual private network (VPN) when handling business communications.
For more information on VPN, take a look at this article from PCWorld.