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Friday, July 15, 2016

Travellers, beware of free public Wi-Fi

If you are travelling abroad and using free Wi-Fi, be warned. A recent report published by Russia-based software security giant Kaspersky Labs says that public internet networks provided by hotels or cafes are not safe.

The study, published on Wednesday, said that public Wi-Fi networks at hotel lobbies, spas or inside shopping malls are not secure, especially for doing official work, data sharing or transferring funds.

Of the 11,950 travellers from across the country who were quizzed on their online habits, it was found that an overriding number of them hanker after stay ing connected while travelling.Experts say that Indians are especially vulnerable to these attacks owing to the number of travellers going abroad.

“The summer of 2016 was an extended season across major markets. Typically, the peak travel season for people from south India is April and May . However, this year, the demand extended into June and July courtesy varying vacation periods across school boards. This has led to a cascading demand into June, July and August. Key markets such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata contribute significantly to this trend, along with mini metros like Pune, Indore and Ahmedabad,“ said a representative of Thomas Cook, an intergrated travel and financial services company. 

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