How to keep your phone safe when surfing on free public WiFi

Eliud Owalo, the cabinet secretary for information, communication, and technology (ICT), recently announced the opening of a public hotspot at City Market Nairobi. He said that this action will support small and medium-sized businesses.

At the project’s unveiling, the CS declared that the Kenya Kwanza government would keep its pledge to link free internet to Kenyan homes so that the youth may take advantage of opportunities online.

“The digital superhighway is one of our areas of interest. We are bringing internet access to the masses. In order to eventually create jobs as well as lower the cost of living, we will assist efficiency and effectiveness in the value chain of our company processes, according to CS Owalo.

The public needs to be aware of how they can protect their devices when using the free Wi-Fi, even though the government wants to implement the project in every county.

Make secure, one-of-a-kind passwords.

One should make their password strong and distinctive by using a combination of numbers, letters, and special characters to protect themselves from cybercriminals.

Activate antivirus

On their devices, users should install anti-malware software and anti-sniffing security.

Download and install antivirus

On their devices, users should install anti-malware software and anti-sniffing security.

Install a VPN

To secure their device by constructing a secure tunnel for user traffic with end-to-end encryption, one needs set up a virtual private network (VPN).

Use trustworthy links

To further encrypt user data and protect login credentials, you can switch your website over to HTTPs, which is a more secure protocol.

Disable your Bluetooth.

Additionally, one can disable Bluetooth discoverability and auto-connect settings to stop hackers from accessing their login information.

Run vulnerability scans frequently to find your device’s weak points.

Avoid clicking on pop-up ads.

While internet browsing, avoid clicking on any advertising that open in a new window.

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