mountain view - Over half of the Internet users see no difference between a secure and unsafe Wi-Fi network. This is evident from research by Symantec security company among 15,000 people around the world, including a thousand Dutch people. Sixty percent say they feel safe when they browse a public network, one in six feel very safe.
Of the respondents, 87 percent could even risk being logged into a public network for example on social media or e-mail. Banking is also done or retrieved personal information via a public network.
For longer, experts have warned about the risks of public networks. Users of Wi-Fi networks that are not protected by a username and password risk others to view their data.