Sunday, December 16, 2018

How to prevent been hack with a public WiFi hotspot


Nowadays, the smartphone seems to be every day and every hour used. Therefore, mostly our confidential documents are stored and being used on it. For that the rate of smartphones breached Are high because of the every day uses.

 Hackers don’t even need to get into your pocket to steal or pick credit card information before they perform any mission, those that sou funny to you right? . If you keep contactless credit cards on your phone, you’re susceptible to be hacked. But why? Because with malware hackers can virtually swipe your plastic without laying a finger on you. Whether you’re using those feature on your smartphone which will call Paypass or SamsungPay, a hacker can infiltrate your smartphone by following the Radio Frequency Identification Chip (RFID) on the card. Even ApplePay which is supposed to be highly secure has had breaches. If the phone is jail broken according to Timur Yunusov, head of banking security for Positive Technologies, it can be hacked. Or hackers use public Wi-Fi, or their own fake Wi-Fi hot spot, and request users create a profile. From this point, they can steal the ApplePay cryptogram, the key to encrypting the data. If you use ApplePay to purchase items online, beware of using fake websites, avoid using public Wi-Fi to buy things and try keeping your phone in an RFID blocking wallet.  In university 70% of students get connected on Public WiFi, same thing in the city I can't give estimated of that. Now what are things not to do and what to do to prevent the hacker

In a recent survey, 75% of tablet owners and 57% of smartphones/PC owners stated that they use public Wi-Fi hotspots. The number of public Wi-Fi hotspots is growing bigger than before, but not all WiFi can give you the protection of a private home network, data sent through Wi-Fi hotspot can easily get intercepted, many smartphones and PC users are at high risk. Because the security of their confidential documents, digital identity and money. Furthermore, if their smartphone or PC is not protected by a highly active security and anti-malware products the risks are even getting greater.

Are you thinking of keeping your confidential documents and files secure?
Furthermore, if their smartphone or PC is not protected by a highly active security and anti-malware products the risks are even getting greater.


Practice Good Internet Hygiene
 The first and biggest piece of advice we can give you, beyond software, and beyond tools that promise to protect your privacy, is to practice good internet hygiene. Avoid working with at least online-sensitive data when you're using unsecured Wi-Fi. It may be a good time to check the news or read your favorite niches, but it's probably not the best time to do your online banking, if you catch my drift. Of course, if you have methods to secure yourself like the ones we mention below, you can rest a little easier in this regard, but remember, you should care about security on that coffee shop network. It's unlikely that someone's snooping on it, but it only takes once to lead to identity theft, or worse.

Avoid using specific types of website.
It's a good idea to avoid logging into websites where there's a chance that cybercriminals could capture your identity, passwords or personal information - such as social networking sites, online banking services or any websites that store your credit card information.


Avoid Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Hotspots.
Avoid Automatically Connecting to Wi-Fi Hotspots. Not only will this allow your device to connect to public networks without your express permission, you may also be automatically connecting to malicious networks set up specifically to steal your information.

Most modern smartphones have this option disabled by default, but this isn't always the case, and it's a setting you should always double-check. First, open the Wi-Fi section of your phone's settings app. If you don't see an option to disable auto-connecting, you're already safe. Otherwise, turn this setting off.
Consider using your mobile phone.
If to that store or the of sensitive information including social networking, online shopping and online banking sites it may be worthwhile them via your network, instead of the public Wi-Fi connection. services are completely secure.
For Window users to disable this is pretty cool.
Navigate to your  Network &Internet Settings as shown below;
disable automatically connect



 Click on the connected networks and toggle off automatically connect when in range as shown below;
toggle it off
toggle off automatically connect





Run Anti-Virus Software
Always running up-to-date anti-virus software can help provide the first alert if your system has been compromised while connected to an unsecured network. An alert will be displayed if any known viruses are loaded onto your PC or if there's any suspicious behavior, such as modifications to registry files.

While running anti-virus software might not catch all unauthorized activity, it's a great way to protect against most attacks.

Turn on your firewall
Most OS's include a built-in firewall, which monitors incoming and outgoing connections. A firewall won't provide complete protection, but it's a setting that should always be enabled.

On a Windows notebook, locate your firewall settings in the Control Panel under System and Security. Click on Windows Firewall, then click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off. Enter your administrator password, then verify that the Windows Firewall is on. The image below are for Window 10 users.
firewalls enable

These settings are in System Preferences, then Security & Privacy on a Mac. Navigate to the Firewall tab and click Turn On Firewall. If these settings are grayed out, click the padlock icon in the lower left, enter your password, then follow these steps again.


Turn Off Sharing.
You may share your music library, printers or files or even allow remote login from other PC on your Wi-Fi network in the privacy of your own home. Unless you disable these settings before connecting to any Wi-Fi network, anyone else in the vicinity may be able to hack into your Devices.

If you're using a laptop, you'll want to start by going to the advanced sharing settings of the Homegroup section of the Network and Internet settings in the Control Panel. From there ( in case you don't understand I will drop a image below), you'll be able to toggle file and printer sharing as well as network discovery, which will make your laptop visible to anyone connected to the same network. The image below are for window 10 users. Remind you, this procedure are for all window users, but little different.
turn off network sharing



For Mac users, just open the System Preferences> then Click on Sharing, and make sure all of the options are unchecked.

The use of VPN
Nowadays, people trying to find the best way to avoid others tracking us during surfing. VPN will be one of the most best solutions on protecting you. It can help you to protect and avoid Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the website's owner to track our activities during surfing.
How do VPN work, this is to make a connection with the server only and will not notify any ISP about the activities that you did online. You will only become an anonymous by hiding your real IP. By using a high level of VPN encryption, it will cover your local IP address and protect you in your internet browsing.
As a result, no hacker will know  or trace of your identity or your location as they just notice your VPN IP instead of the real one. This is important especially during surfing with public Wifi Hotspot.

Use HTTPS
Regular websites transfer content in plain text, making it an easy target for anyone who has hacked into your network connection. Many websites use HTTPS to encrypt the transfer data, but you shouldn't rely on the website or Web service to keep you protected.


You can create this encrypted connection with the browser extension HTTPS Everywhere. With this plugin enabled, almost all website connections are secured with HTTPS, ensuring that any data transfer is safe from prying eyes.
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