Well, that’s an easy question. Not safe. You’ll only need a good mix of computer, hardware and software knowledge to receive someone’s data in a public Hotspot. Hackers can see all entered data in the console/log of the WLAN network. So it’s like a piece of pie for hackers to steal $1000 from your PayPal or Amazon account. But how can you protect yourself? With services like VPN or by just using your mobile data.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It secures your connection to the internet and encrypts your data. The only downside of VPN is that it can be expensive and slow. The leading VPN providers on the IOS/Google Play store are TunnelBear, Norton VPN, and Avira VPN. Have you had a good experience with VPN? Tell us in the comments!
If you don’t want to empty your pockets, turning the WLAN off or not logging into any accounts when being in public WLAN is the best method for you. Some mobile data providers even offer hotspot flats. You can connect to hundreds of hotspots, and all of them are mostly secured.