Public Wi-Fi networks: use with caution

Using a public Wi-Fi network is a bliss for those who mind their data bundles, want to prevent roaming costs or simply have no other choice.  It is just that a few of us know how little it takes for a hacker with average skills to retrieve our personal information.  Exposed by Maurits Martijn in his article “What we give away when we log on to a public Wi-Fi network“.

What to do then if avoiding public Wi-Fi networks is not an option?  There are a few alternatives as suggested by the author in his other piece “How to safely use a public Wi-Fi network“- setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or using the network of your mobile (telecom) operator.