7 Tips to connect to a WiFi network
Every day is easier to surf the Internet through your mobile phone because of the large presence of free public access points. However, they can connect to the gateway for hackers to put the safety of our data at risk. From Telemediterranea are some tips to navigate safely with your mobile from anywhere.
1- Search networks WIFI ‘official’
To connect to a public WiFi network checks the name of it and using only those in which you trust. If you’re in a coffee shop, for example, ask the exact name of the access point and the password to connect securely.
Note that sometimes hackers create WiFi hotspots very similar to the official names to trick users and capture their data.
2 Disable the option for network file sharing
At home and at work you’re probably used to connect your network to other computers in order that they can access your files stored. To connect to a public network pay attention to your settings and block this option. If you use Windows, to disable this option to access the Control Panel> Network and Internet> Network and Sharing.
3- Active two-step authentication
One of the simplest and most effective ways to protect our data to connect to a public WiFi network is enabling two-step verification offering services such as Google ways. This will protect your computer or mobile device external attackers to create a double barrier: the password and authorization to access the account.
4- Use a VPN
Use VPN or virtual private networks, of which we have discussed in previous posts, allows us to navigate safely using an external connection to a remote computer that sent the data and information from the pages we want to visit through encrypted with the purpose that threats can not access them.
5. Use a secure connection via SSL
Another option to protect your data when connecting to a public WiFi network, we recommend using a secure connection via SSL.
To connect to it, type in HTTPS instead of HTTP browser. The HTTPS Everywhere extension allows you to surf the web securely encrypting your communications with most of the web.
6- Use an antivirus
One of the most efficient options to protect your data is to have installed an antivirus to remove all threats and keep your connection safe.
7- Disable the ‘Automatically connect to a public network’
Do not check for any reason the option to automatically connect to a public network. Also, we recommend that you delete from your list of WiFi historical networks to which you have connected at some point. In this way, you avoid that your device is connected to only one of these networks without giving you time to take preventive measures.