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The Dangers of Public WiFi

THE DANGERS OF PUBLIC WiFi



SUMMARY



A survey has revealed that a majority of the 26 million users of public WiFi in the UK are unaware they are open to hacking, identity theft and fraud. Research from HideMyAss.com also found that 76% of the nation's growing number of public WiFi users take no steps to secure their connection when sending personal and business emails, banking or credit card details.



765%

Don't take protective measures



24%

Take protective measures



WiFi SNIFFING



The WiFi sniffer can be anyone. By simply downloading a free app on his mobile device, he can have access to your data.



Fake WiFi networks are real...



"A recent experiment showed 85% of mobile users connected to WiFi hotspot without checking what they ere connecting to. A nearby security expert was then able to capture login information from all connected users"



THE PUBLIC WiFi USERS



26 MILLION

UK public WiFi users unaware of what could be at risk



ACCOUNTS LEAKED GLOBALLY



370,892,359

244,788,841

22,284,173





2011 2012 2013



YOUR PASSWORDS ARE IN DANGER



637,965,373

passwords leaked globally



HOW PEOPLE USE PUBLIC WiFi?



Personal email 59%



Social networking 53%



Maps 47%



Work email 25%



Online shopping 18%



Unaware 32%



Not concerned 13%



Knew of the risks 17%



33,486,460 UK adults

have used public WiFi through...

Cafes

Hotels

Public places



17 million

Of the total population, don't realise these connections are unsecured



THE RISK IS GETTING HIGHER DUE TO AN INCREASE OF PUBLIC WiFi HOTSPOTS



WiFi HOTSPOT



'The cloud' hotspots available in the UK

2011 5,000 hotspots

2012 15,000 hotspots

2013 16,000 hotspots



1 Terabyte of data is estimated to be stolen by hackers every day



Which is the same as



1 billion people having a Login credential stolen every day



HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF?



Antivirus

51% of public WiFi users are using antivirus software



Firewall

40% of public WiFi users are using firewall software



VPN

Virtual Private Network

14% of public WiFi users are using VPN

Your IP VPN Anonymous



128-256 bit secure encrypted channel



Surf anonymously



Security for hotspot surfers



Unblock localized content



Bypass censorship



HIDE MY ASS!



Learn how to protect your connection at

hidemyass.com/whatisvpn

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The Dangers of Public WiFi

shared by infogr8 on May 28, 2013 in Computers

The Dangers of Public WiFi

shared by infogr8 on May 28, 2013 in Computers

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