Nervous about using public Wi-Fi while you travel?
If you have always been wary of public Wi-Fi you may be able to loosen up. According to this article from Digitaltrends its generally safe and the real problems of public WiFi are dated.
It took some time for all of this to be put into place, but in 2019, Google reported that almost 92% of all traffic on the internet was encrypted. It turns out the answer was in our address bar all this time. The “s” in “https://” indicates that the traffic you’re generating is encrypted. It uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt data sent over the internet, and it does this at the application level. It’s worth noting that “the application level” refers to both the website, such as facebook.com and the Facebook app.
So what that all boils down to is that for the most part, public Wi-Fi is about as safe as you can reasonably ask for, but there are a few caveats to that. This will sound similar to our Scream trailer smart home hacking article, but similar circumstances call for caution in this case.
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