Don't use the Wi-Fi in a hotel without checking one setting: it will cause a lot of trouble
Availability of wireless Internet in a hotel is one of the main requirements of guests who stay overnight in a foreign country or for a full-fledged vacation in a resort city. However, hackers often take advantage of it to trick visitors and steal their personal data.
A cybersecurity expert told Mirror editors which setting on your phone, tablet or laptop can keep you out of trouble. Check it before tourists connect to someone else's network (scroll to the end of the page to see a photo).
Hackers can exploit hotel cybersecurity vulnerabilities in several ways to gain access to passwords and guests' personal data, the expert warned. This is particularly true of the Wi-Fi network.
You should be wary of using a public network without special settings. For example, it is important to disable the automatic connection to any unpassworded Wi-Fi, which is usually enabled for convenience.
The fact is that hackers can create a "clone" of a hotel's network so that people accidentally connect to it. It is important to carefully check the network name and password at the front desk.
"Enable an antivirus or firewall on your smartphone or laptop before logging into any system to create an extra layer of protection," the professional advised.
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