March 7, 2014 | Rachael

The internet makes life easy - I don't know what I'd do without it. But I worry when I hear about hackers stealing personal information.

Europol has issued a new warning about using public Wi-Fi hotspots. Its cybercrime centre has seen an increase in attacks on these networks.

Hackers can see what people send over insecure internet connections. Next time I need to enter a password or credit card number, I think I'll wait to use a network that I trust.

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Hackers can set up rogue public Wi-Fi hotspots to steal data.

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