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How to be secure on public Wi-Fi networks

Oh Sieng Chye, Asia Pacific Malware Researcher, ESET | Oct. 20, 2015
It is easy to stay protected while enjoying the convenience and freedoms of public Wi-Fi. Here's how.

Users should aim to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) where possible. This dual-step verification process requires users to input not only a password and username but also a one-time code from devices such as mobile phones or secure tokens. These one-time codes are randomly generated by a 2FA system, therefore it is impossible for hackers to predict these codes. Having this extra layer of protection means reducing the risk of data being stolen by public password-sniffing hackers.


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