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Did you know using an unprotected or unencrypted Wi-Fi connection may harm your online security and privacy without any legal options available to you? Snoopers may monitor and track your internet activities while being within the limits of the anti-wiretap law.
Kevin Bankston of Center for Democracy & Technology in a recent session at Defcon stated that the prevailing law does not make it clear whether interception of unencrypted Wi-Fi is legal or illegal. He attributed this to the varying interpretations of the law and to the lack of court precedent. The law prohibits exhuming of the content of communications unless the content is promptly accessible to the general public.
The definition of ‘accessible to the general public’ might not cover the unencrypted radio communication, he added. That means a company, or even a public Wi-Fi provider, logging all your Wi-Fi activity and data may be protected under law in doing so.
Due to unclear cyber laws and increasing online data frauds, the need for an impenetrable internet security solution is strong.
You can start protecting yourself when you go online, anywhere, very easily though. Try these 3 tips to see what you can do:
Laws are followed by subsequent flaws that creep in when the technology rapidly moves from one level to another in a short span of time. You cannot remain solely dependent on the law for the security and privacy of your online activities. Instead, you should secure yourself using any of the many free options available online.
Make it a fun project. Find out which VPN you love (Hotspot Shield of course! :D), which Antivirus software works and looks great, and which password manager (I prefer LastPass) you trust and for which reasons.