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Free G00gle Wi-Fi stole my password
You all must be knowing that Google has just started to provide free and high-speed Wi-Fi access to railway commuters in India. Google has partnered with Railtel Corporation to make this project a reality. At another end, Hackers are also ready to penetrate your computer or smartphone and steal your personal information. They have a plan to gain access to your e-mail accounts, social media accounts, credit card information, or even steal your online identity.
How it’s done
Hackers set up rogue Wi-Fi hotspots on railway stations where large numbers of users are likely to be searching for a connection. These hotspots can use names like “Free Google Wifi” making sure that you believe that it's the same free wifi service, that Google has just started. And, once you connected to same Wi-Fi, checking our e-mail, checking Facebook, hackers can easily gain access to your computer or smartphones. Hence, With unsecured public WiFi hotspots, it is easy for any web savvy thief to get away with the worst.
There are several steps you can take to keep hackers out.
First, it’s important to clarify the name of a free Wi-Fi network before choosing to join it. If the network isn’t password protected, it might be a good idea to stay away.
Lastly, when using public Wi-Fi, try to avoid logging into sites or entering information like credit card information or social security numbers.
While this isn’t a guarantee that information won’t be compromised, it’s a good idea not to make the hacker’s job any easier.
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