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Is it safe to use free open WiFi?

Is it safe to use free public WiFi networks? Is there any security risk?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Nov. 7, 2011 at 17:23

Is it safe? In a word, no. It's pretty unsafe for anything which involves using a website which needs a password. For just reading the news on the BBC or looking at videos on YouTube, you're pretty safe, just leave your banking, shopping and anything else that is even remotely personal, until you get home to your nice, safe network :).

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 7, 2011 at 17:23

Is it safe? In a word, no. It's pretty unsafe for anything which involves using a website which needs a password. For just reading the news on the BBC or looking at videos on YouTube, you're pretty safe, just leave your banking, shopping and anything else that is even remotely personal, until you get home to your nice, safe network :).

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