As people increasingly rely on public Wi-Fi networks when they’re out and about, it’s important to be aware of potential security risks. Lucky Cola Casino wants to help customers stay safe and secure when using public Wi-Fi at our properties. Here are some tips for avoiding public Wi-Fi pitfalls from our IT team:
Use a VPN: A virtual private network (VPN) encrypts your internet traffic and hides your IP address. This prevents snoops on the same public network from spying on your activity. We recommend installing a trusted VPN app on your devices before connecting to public Wi-Fi.
Turn off file sharing: File sharing allows other devices connected to the same network to access files on your computer. Make sure this is disabled on your devices before connecting to public Wi-Fi.
Avoid sensitive transactions: It’s best not to make any financial transactions, log in to sensitive accounts, or share private information over public Wi-Fi. Wait until you’re on a trusted network.
Double check network name: Sometimes hackers set up spoof Wi-Fi networks with similar names to legitimate ones. Carefully check that you’re connecting to the proper, intended network.
Use HTTPS websites: Websites using HTTPS encryption will have “https://” in the URL and a padlock icon. This protects transmitted data even on public networks. Favor HTTPS sites over unencrypted HTTP.
Install security updates: Keep your devices and software updated with the latest security patches to protect against emerging exploits that could compromise your information on public Wi-Fi.
With a few precautions, you can safely use public Wi-Fi networks like the ones we offer at Lucky Cola Casino properties. Stay secure out there and happy surfing! Let us know if you have any other public Wi-Fi security questions.