Using public Wi-Fi without a VPN is risky. Lots of people know that. Unfortunately, most don’t give a s**t.
Think about it. People do all kinds of risky things even when they know they shouldn’t. They smoke, drink, eat too much. You get the idea. But when it comes to public Wi-FI, one of the biggest reasons people don’t care about the risks is because they don’t really know what they are.
Well, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. Ready? Free public Wi-Fi isn’t actually free. In fact, every time you use it you’re exposing really personal stuff like your passwords, search history and waaaaay more.
So why would anyone be interested in seeing your personal stuff? After all, it’s not like your name is Kim or Kanye, right? Long story short: So they can hack you. All it really takes is a few hundred dollars, some easy-to-buy software and a criminal mind. And it happens all the time. In fact, one in ten people will be the victim of an online crime.
We took to the streets of New York to have some fun and prove a very important point. If people actually knew just how much intimate stuff they were giving away on public Wi-Fi, would they?
Well, you’ll have to watch the hilarious video to find out. But let’s just say you’d be surprised just how far some people are actually willing to go to get online. In fact, some of the stuff people were willing to reveal in exchange for our free Wi-Fi password (no, we weren’t actually giving away free Wi-Fi) was so risque that it ended up on the cutting room floor.
Risking it all for free Wi-Fi is ridiculous. Luckily, it’s also ridiculously easy to protect yourself with Freedome VPN.
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January 19, 2018