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CALIFORNIANS PUT CONVENIENCE OVER WI-FI SECURITY

 

PHOTO: A new survey of Internet users shows the convenience of public wireless networks may come at a high cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about Wi-Fi safety, while tens of thousands admit to online activities that could put their personal information at risk. Photo credit: Joel Runyon/WikiMedia Commons.

By Eric Galatas, Public News Service

August 9, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)-- Californians often are putting convenience ahead of safety when they use free public wireless networks, according to a new AARP report that found that a quarter of adult Internet users access public Wi-Fi at least once a week and are vulnerable to cyber attacks.