Wi-Fi Checker scans Wi-Fi hotspots and connections for security risks.
How it works
It warns you if the wireless connection does not require any special login or screening process to connect.
Unsecured Wi-Fi connections may provide you free Internet use, but it may also bring dangerous risks, such as:
- It can intercept your login credentials, then use it to gather useful information.
- It can collect or alter information found on your device, which hackers can use for identity theft.
- It can infect your device to distribute and spread malware and other threats.
Turn ON Wi-Fi Checker
- Tap the Mobile Security app.
- Select Wi-Fi Checker.
- Tap the Wi-Fi Checker button to switch it ON.
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.
- When entering credit card information on a website, make sure the web address starts with https, indicating the site is secure.
- 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 device 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 is always turned ON.