During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the FBI joins in asking every user of a connected device to Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.  Diamond Business Communication supports this cause and will be posting 31 Days of Cybersecurity Tips.

Tip #20 Avoid connecting to unsecure wi-fi networks When considering whether to connect to the public WiFi network at your local coffee shop, the airport, etc., I have two simple words of advice—don’t and DON’T. Public WiFi hotspots are dangerous but you may not realize how easy it is to setup a fake hotspot? The amount of information and potential crimes that can be committed is truly frightening. Don’t connect to a public WiFi hotspot without security protections such as VPN software to encrypt the traffic. Most phone services include a private Hotspot. These are much safer. Even then, use extreme caution!

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