Of course, it isn't all peaches and cream. Public Wi-Fi can be dangerous if you aren't careful. Hackers would love to snoop on your email, social network or banking.
Don't give them the chance. Follow these rules for staying safe on public Wi-Fi.
Save sensitive surfing for home
Planning on doing any banking or shopping? Wait until you get home.
Just remember to secure your Wi-Fi network, of course. Click here for step-by-step directions.
While it isn't easy for a hacker to snag your log-in or credit card information from public Wi-Fi, it isn't impossible. Don't give them even the smallest chance.
If you're using a smartphone, use the cellular connection instead of Wi-Fi. That's much harder for hackers to intercept and crack.