In today’s day and age, people are increasingly transmitting personal and financial information through online forums. Activities like online shopping, social media usage, online banking, public internet usage, and phishing scams are common activities that open you up to identity theft and financial ruin. Due to the vast online economy, thieves take advantage of this modern convenience and use it to their advantage.
Public wireless internet access creates a hotbed of opportunity for thieves and scam artists to target individuals and capture their information. Thieves may be able to tap directly into a wireless device or even plant malware or malicious content directly onto a website or email. Once an unsuspecting victim like you clicks the link, the thief has access to your computer and may plant tracking devices that will monitor your activities, passwords, habits, financial information, and much more.