The Wi-Fi Checker feature of Mobile Security checks if your Wi-Fi connection is safe. It also alerts you to the security risks by scanning for suspicious interference whenever you are connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi.
Unsecured Wi-Fi connection and its risks
Unsecured Wi-Fi is a wireless connection which doesn't require any special login or screening process to connect. This type of connection can provide you free internet use, but it can also bring dangerous risks, like:
- It can intercept your login credentials, then use it to gather useful information.
- Information from your device can be collected and altered, thus, you can be subject to identity theft.
- Connected device can be infected and can be used in distributing and spreading infection.
Tips when using possible unsafe Wi-Fi connections
Here are some tips when using possible unsafe Wi-Fi connections:
- Assume whatever you do is visible to others.
- Avoid using public Wi-Fi for banking or any financial transactions.
- Make sure the web address starts with “https” which indicates secure site before you enter your credit card information.
- Avoid conducting business on a public Wi-Fi. Confidential information might be visible to others.
- Disable wireless feature if you are not using it.
- Consider that many webmail sites are not secure. Your computer may automatically download malicious application and potentially allow others to see your emails.
- Make sure you are using a real hotspot. Cybercriminals may set up phony hotspots to steal information.
- Make sure that the Wi-Fi Checker feature of your Mobile Security is always enabled.
Enable Wi-Fi Checker
- On your device, open Mobile Security app.
- Tap Wi-Fi Checker.
- Tap Turn on Wi-Fi Checker.