Ask The Banker: Be cautious with public Wi-Fi

It’s always best to connect to a Wi-Fi in a secure, password-encrypted network.

Posted: Oct 2, 2018 10:12 AM
Updated: Oct 2, 2018 10:33 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- With cyber security in the news a lot lately, a lot of people are asking how to protect their information.

KEZI 9 News spoke to Oregon Pacific Bank President and CEO Ron Green to learn more.

What advice would you give for using my banking app in public?

Public Wi-Fi is everywhere and makes it very convenient to access the internet and all the apps and services that you want to see.

Green said to be cautious if the public Wi-Fi is at a public coffee shop where there isn’t a password. There’s a risk that you could be compromised by attaching yourself to a non-secure Wi-Fi.

It’s always best to connect to a Wi-Fi in a secure, password-encrypted network at home.

Green likes to use a hotspot off his cell phone, so he has his laptop and tablet connect to that hotspot.

It’s not likely that someone’s going to get into your computer, but Green said to always take the route of being super cautious.

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