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“Three in five people think public wi-fi secure.”

“Three in five people think public wi-fi secure.”

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Sixty percent of internet users say they feel safe when using a public, unprotected wi-fi network.

Reports that security company Symantec on the basis of research. Here were more than 15,000 people were interviewed, of which at least a thousand are from the Netherlands.

Although sixty percent of the respondents say that they feel safe on a public network, would be 53 percent is not the difference between safe and unsafe wi-fi can see.

In addition, 75 percent of the people have no virtual private network (VPN) to the connection secure. 35 percent of the respondents do not know what a VPN is.

Security experts warn for a long time for the risks of public networks. Because everyone can connect to, would criminals here can abuse them to steal information.

Research conducted by the CBS found last month that half of the Dutch internet users connect to insecure networks.

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