Using insecure wireless networks means that you risk unauthorised people gaining access to anything you do online, such as stealing your passwords.
Here are our top tips for using secure wireless networks.
- Don’t use public Wi-Fi if doing anything confidential online. Use mobile data services such as 4G instead.
- Don’t allow your device to auto-join unfamiliar networks.
- Consider using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) - this routes your data through an encrypted private network, keeping your activity and data safe even when using public Wi-Fi.
If you have been a victim of fraud, and there isn't immediate danger, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Action Fraud is the UK's first national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, which takes crime reports from victims and provides a crime reference number.
Action Fraud provides a single place for victims of fraud and cyber crime to report to, or get advice on protecting themselves. For more advice, visit www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040 .
20 Feb 19 1:21 PM