Why using free public Wi-Fi for banking is a bad idea

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Posted at Aug 19 2019 12:41 PM

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A tech expert on Monday urged the public to refrain from using public Wi-Fi networks for banking transactions.

"Kasi kapag kumonek ka sa Wi-Fi, ibig sabihin nun lahat ng data na galing sa telepono mo, dadaan na sa Wi-Fi na iyun so puwedeng manakaw iyung mga ginagawa mo," said Manila Bulletin technology editor Art Samaniego.

(When you connect to the Wi-Fi, data from your phone would pass throught it so it can be stolen.)

"Dapat iyung iyung mga banking transaction, huwag na huwag mong gagawin sa public Wi-Fi," he added.

(You should not do banking transactions over public Wi-Fi networks.

Watch Samaniego's full interview here.

DZMM, August 19, 2019


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