Cybersecurity and Connecting to Public WiFi

London Business Hub is providing advice and information to help businesses and the self-employed work safely during COVID-19. This week, we provide advice and tips on connecting to public WiFi hotspots.

Public WiFi

Public WiFi can give hackers an opportunity to steal your personal data and login credentials. Therefore, it’s important that businesses and employees take measures to stay safe online when connecting to public WiFi.

The Police Digital Security Centre has published an article with advice on how to use public WiFi hotspots safely. Tips include: 

  • Avoid logging into any services where you need to provide your username and password. 
  • Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to browse more securely. 
  • Only use WiFi hotspots that you trust.
  • If you think a connection is not secure, use 4G or 5G data instead.

Find out more

Browse our library of support for more tips and advice to help you work safely during COVID-19. We cover a range of topics to help you identify and prevent common online threats.

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