Hidden hazards behind public WiFi

27% admitted to handling personal business using public WiFi

NEW YORK (NBC News) – Free public WiFi is almost as popular as the internet itself, and most who use it do so cautiously.

Still, in a recent survey by AARP 27-percent admitted to handling personal business using public WiFi.

Internet security experts warn hackers and scammers have ramped up stealing info from public WiFi users, even masquerading with what are called “evil twin” hotspots.

“So you think you’re logging onto the airport or hotel WiFi account but you’re really logging on to the scammers fake WiFi account,” explains Amy Nofziger of AARP Fraud Watch Network.

Nofzigersays hackers are also trolling neighborhoods and businesses looking for poorly secured or unsecured WiFi accounts.

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