5 Safety Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi can sometimes be an extremely delightful blessing, but it can also be a curse when the safety of your data is concerned. However, there are safety tips to consider when using public Wi-Fi to help protect your data better. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 safety tips for using public Wi-Fi.

Before Connecting Turn Off File Sharing

When using public Wi-Fi it is best to turn off all file sharing and restrict access to your computer by disabling remote login from other computers in your network. This is to prevent easy access to your data and keep your data protected. You can also turn off network discovery to prevent others from seeing your device on the network. All these can be done through the control panel (for Windows) or system preferences (Mac) of your computer.

Turn Off Wi-Fi When not in Use

One of the basic rules of using untrusted networks is to switch it off when you’re done using it. It’s a great security habits that also helps save your battery. You can make things easier for yourself by downloading the offline version of whatever it is you’re working on so you don’t have to stay online for long periods on an untrusted network.

Keep Your Antivirus and Antimalware Up to Date

If you know you are inclined to using public Wi-Fi networks on your device, it is best to ensure your device is running on a good and up to date antimalware utility and antivirus utility. Whatever antimalware or antivirus you choose to use just ensure it’s a good one, it’s up to date and you keep it running especially when using public Wi-Fi.

Install Privacy-Protecting Browser Extensions

Privacy-protecting browser extensions are tools that will help to fortify your browser. These privacy-protecting browser extensions gives you more control over your browsing experience and helps you lock out anything you need to, in addition to protecting you from network attacks like session hijacking and clickjacking.

Use Your Own Wi-Fi Instead

Your best protection from the dangers of public Wi-Fi is to simply not use it. Whether you’re using mobile hotspot or tethering the network from your smartphone, using your personal Wi-Fi offers you the safest browsing experience – much safer than the use of public Wi-Fi. However, there are unavoidable times when public Wi-Fi will be needed and in those times you can take necessary measures (like the one’s listed above) to protect your data.

“She’s the blood that flows through my vein” – Mercy Johnson’s husband

Actress Mercy Johnson and are husband, Prince Odi miss no opportunity to express how they feel about each other. Odi shared this lovely photo of him and his wife kissing and gushed about her.


He wrote;

“she’s the blood that flows through my vein”…Sorry, I had to FLAUNT my TASTE
Happy weekend PEOPLE!!!@mercyjohnsonokojie



He also shared the above photo and wrote;

“After 3 she’s still Super Hot” Makes me wanna TOAST her again and again. who non see you EYES dey pain am. I’m so Graced and Blessed…MERCY fall on ME!!!!@mercyjohnsonokojie


A Note to Professor Yemi Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been presiding over the affairs of the most populous black nation on earth following President Buhari’s illness. Pius Adesanmi, in this piece, offers words of advice to the acting president.
Now that a world-acclaimed professor of Law is running the show in the land, you’d expect him to use this window to inject some strange notions into the system.
Strange notions such as actions and consequences, especially legal consequences a.k.a the sort of legal consequences that can land you in jail after due process.
Professor Osinbajo has been presiding over the distribution of tranches of the Paris Club Refund. As I opined recently, the elephant is dead and all kinds of carnivorous state governors are out with glittering carving knives of various shapes and sizes.
Democracy, even a kwashiokored, emaciated pretext to democracy such as obtains in Nigeria, can be so inconvenient. Otherwise, it should even be a crime to give another tranche of the Paris Club Refund to ANY state governor in this country, given their antecedents with earlier tranches.
What ought to be happening is a very busy EFCC and the federal attorney-general preparing dossiers against all these current governors so that they can all be arrested and made to face charges of criminal diversion of the Paris Club Refunds as soon as their term is over and they lose immunity.
None of them hasn’t stolen from the funds. The difference is in the scale and manner of the stealing. The polished ones among them have stolen the funds with some finesse; the ponmo and eja shawa ones among them have stolen it with palm oil stains all over their chest. You cannot really argue with your background.
But I was talking about consequences and what Osinbajo ought to be doing by now. That part of my reflection has nothing to do with the governors. Academic curiosity should make Professor Osinbajo want to know and understand how we got into a situation of Paris and London Club Refunds in the first instance.
He ought to be interested in the history and sinews of criminal negligence, corruption, and racketeering that led to the over-deductions in the first place. You dig and dig and dig and they say the problem started with the Debt Management Office and moved along the paths of Nigerian corruption to CBN and other places.
People were running the system in all those places. To this day, not a single explanation has been given to Nigerian citizens. I know that not many citizens understand that they are in fact owed explanations so not too many of them are asking for explanations.
I am.
I am also asking Professor Osinbajo: How do you live with a system that is never curious about criminality or really interested in finding the political will to prosecute it? Sir, how do you wake up every morning, look in the mirror, and not feel uncomfortable that the man looking back at you has not deemed it necessary to begin a process to make somebody or some people accountable for the over-deductions that got us here in the first place?
Nnamdi Kanu calls Nigeria a Zoo. Senator Shehu Sani and Mrs. Aisha Buhari are in agreement that Nigeria is metaphorically littered with lions, hyenas, and weaker animals. President Buhari also once metaphorically thought that there may be dogs and baboons all over the place.
Professor Osinbajo, your folks in the elite are wrong about all these animals they are throwing around. There are actions and consequences in the animal kingdom. In a pride of lions, among hyenas, baboons, meerkats, zebras, etc, there are always consequences if your actions are deleterious to the common interest of the group. Depending on the nature of the animals in question, you could get banished or killed for endangering the collective good and interest.
In essence, Professor Osinbajo, the only place where there are actions and consequences in Nigeria is among the residents of the Yankari Game Reserve.
You will recall that your boss promised to transfer the elementary values of the Yankari Game Reserve to governance so that we, the human owners of the animals in that park, can at least learn something. Then people padded his first budget. He promised consequences and shuffled them around in offices in Abuja.
Till date, nobody has been punished for budget padding.
When you started distributing the Paris Club Funds, I said to myself, now, this is apProfessor of Law. He is going to understand that things need to be done beyond mere distribution and sending Kemi Adeosun to howl for greater accountability. We need to understand how the over-deductions happened. People need to be investigated and punished.
Above all, the Nigerian citizen needs full explanations in a detailed national press conference by the concerned authorities. Professor Osinbajo, unlike majority of the ignorant and half-illiterate people in government, I am sure you fully understand that explaining these things to the Nigerian citizen is not a privilege you are bestowing on him and her?
It is your duty to explain.
It is their right to be explained to.
Pius Adesanmi, a professor of English, is Director of the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Canada.