Do you often hook-up to public WiFi in Dubai? Here is what you must not do

Do you often hook-up to public WiFi in Dubai? Here is what you must not do

Residents in Dubai can often be seen with their noses deep in their phones , either checking out their social media accounts or surfing the web. But when you do so while hooked up to a public wifi network, there may be some potential risks involved.

Here are some tips and tricks that you must pay attention to when using public wifi networks. These tips were made public by the Dubai Electronic Security Centre. The centre said that following a few simple steps will ensure that you will not make yourself vulnerable to data thieves.

First, you must verify the wifi connection. You can always ask what the connection is so as to avoid connecting to something that may be even remotely suspicious.

Second, you must always avoid entering personal login details. Transferring funds or checking your bank account on a public network is an absolute no-no.

While accessing a public network, be sure to turn off or control sharing apps because this is a platform that is often utilsed by cyber criminals. All you have to do is take these simple precautions and you are good to go.