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There’s a Reason It’s Called ‘Public’ Wi-Fi

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A new report from Norton, the digital security company, finds that most people who rely on public Wi-Fi to go online when they’re away from home sacrifice security for access. They're either willing to ignore the threat from hackers or are unaware of the risk.

Norton's 2017 Wi-Fi Risk Report finds that 92 percent of Americans have potentially put their personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi. Thirty-two percent have accessed a bank or other financial information. Nineteen percent said they had entered personally identifiable information, such as their Social Security number or birthday.

On the KOMO Midday News (Weekdays 1-3p) Kevin Haley, director of Norton Security Response, discussed the report and how people can protect themselves.

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