Free WiFi is an awesome thing. Today we don't think twice about connecting just about anywhere to continue our life online, no matter where we are standing in our physical life. So clearly no one is thinking about the threats at that point in time. So once again, we'd like to play devil's advocate and tell you about all the threats that exist in open WiFi Networks.
These digital worms can get into your computer or device from the device that is connected to the same network as yours. Hence. connecting your device to an open network is really unsafe. These worms do not need any platform to spread and can slow your computer.
These twin devices are used to eavesdrop on the other devices that are connected to the same network. Any data sent or received via this platform is usually accesible to third party as well.
Generally, hackers intercept the data packages of the victims when they're traveling. If the protocol is not authenticated, then these hackers can easily intercept the data and even read the messages sent across two devices conviniently.
Usually, sly hackers set up fake networks with click-baity names like ‘free network’, ‘no password’, to lure the audience to get connected to this network and once the users connect, the hackers intercept messages and hack the device.
Inside a Wi-Fi network, the user is at one end and the provider is at the other. So both these points are called the end points of the network. However, the attack can come via the connection itself, but the endpoints of the connection are also vulnerable to attacks.
When the user forget to turn off their hotspot and gets connected to the WiFi, it becomes even easier for the hackers to intercept their devices.
Packet analyzers are commonly also known as packet sniffers, these are small programs that control the traffic on any public platform. Though they are often non-malacious, hackers can take advantage and intercept the confidential data through them.
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