Phishing scams appear to originate from a trusted source to trick a user into providing information. The attacker can then use this information to access your accounts, gather additional private information about you, and make purchases or apply for credit in your name.
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Public WiFi Connections Are Often Poorly Secured. Protect Yourself By Using SSL Connections.
Public WiFi connections may not have appropriate encryption or security. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections are encrypted methods of connecting to the web. Whenever you connect to sensitive data through a website you should be using an SSL connection. You can identify a website that is protected by an SSL connection by looking for "https://" rather than "http://" at the beginning of the URL. An SSL connection will also have a lock icon next to the URL.