It's 2020. Is Using Public Wi-Fi Still Dangerous?
How-To Geek, February 4th, 2020
February 4, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 1

You've probably heard that public Wi-Fi is dangerous. Advice about avoiding it is almost as widespread as public Wi-Fi itself

"Some of this advice is outdated, and public Wi-Fi is safer than it used to be. But there are still risks.

Is Public Wi-Fi Safe or Not?

This is a complicated topic. It's true that browsing on public Wi-Fi is much safer and more private than it used to be thanks to the widespread embrace of HTTPS on the web. Other people on the public Wi-Fi network can't just snoop on everything you're doing. Man-in-the-middle attacks aren't as trivially easy as they used to be..."

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