Don’t Shop at Public Hotspots

Online shopping is convenient, but you shouldn’t make it too convenient for someone to hack your account while you’re shopping. So, avoid making online purchases when you are in a public place (coffee shop, restaurant, shopping mall) and using their free wireless Internet (“hotspot” or Wi-Fi). There’s no way to make sure that network is secure, and hackers know this. The only time you should enter sensitive information using a public Wi-Fi is if you’re using a virtual private network (VPN).

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