FAQs < what counts as “sketchy” wifi?
what counts as “sketchy” wifi?
2 years ago connecting to open wifi was probably ok for most people, but the playing field has changed. It is cheaper and easier to be a hacker than before, and wifi like coffeeshops and airports is vulnerable.
Any unsecure or public wifi can have issues where the entity running the service is intercepting or manipulating traffic. Using only secure websites (https) helps, but any unencrypted traffic on your computer or phone can be sniffed or altered.