Money Talk News: Beware of the Wi-Fi at These 10 Highly Hackable Airports

Posted: July 19, 2018 / Author: Keren

Using any public Wi-Fi network to access the internet puts you at risk of hacking and identity theft, and some Wi-Fi connections are worse than others.

Do you hop on the public Wi-Fi connection every time you wait around at an airport? Beware that there is a big — and potentially costly — danger if you use that connection like it was your personal internet connection at home.

Publicly accessible networks — like those airports offer — are not secure. They generally lack security measures such as protected passwords or encryption. In short, using a public Wi-Fi network can put you at risk of hacking or identity theft.

Some public networks are less secure than others, though. A recent analysis by cybersecurity firm Coronet reveals which airports have the weakest networks from a security perspective.

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