When you travel for work you often need to use open Wi-Fi networks, e.g. at train stations or coffee shops.


1::Use the private browsing function of your browser.
3::Use a Virtual Private Network or VPN.
2::Turn off your device’s file sharing function.

Private browsing only offers you protection from people that might have physical access to your computer. It does not offer you any protection for your communication over the open network, in which the internet traffic is visible by anyone in the range. Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) would be a solution that ensures the security of your communication. A VPN is like a secure private tunnel that is built over a public network, ensuring communication security from one end to the other.

 

This is a correct option. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is like a secure private tunnel that is built over a public network, ensuring communication security from one end to the other.

 

This is partially correct. Turning off the file sharing will keep other devices connected to the network from accessing your files, but this will not prevent risks for your communication over the network, e.g. information you send to the social media website you visit, since the internet traffic is visible be anyone in the range.

Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN )would be a solution that ensures the security of your communication. A VPN is like a secure private tunnel that is built over a public network, ensuring communication security from one end to the other.

 


However, you are aware that there might be dangers with such open networks. 

In order to protect your communication over these public networks you always…