College Students Are Being Warned To Be Careful When Using Public Wi-Fi

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges college students to be careful when using public Wi-Fi to avoid jeopardizing personal or sensitive information.

Many college students opt for a change of scenery and frequent coffee houses, libraries or book stores to complete coursework.

“Many college students enjoy getting away from campus and completing coursework in a relaxing environment,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Most of the time that means public Wi-Fi and a greater chance of jeopardizing information if one isn’t careful.”

Students should always remember to make sure any web address starts with https://, which verifies a secure connection. Consumers should also avoid clicking on unfamiliar links. Such links could contain malware that infect the device.

Additionally, students should avoid accessing banking records or conducting any financial transactions on public Wi-Fi networks.

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