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Why is Free WiFi Dangerous?

We know public WiFi shouldn't be trusted, but why? What are the risks when do you connect to a coffeeshop network and how can you protect yourself for them?

Music used in this video: Ticker by Silent Partner


This video wouldn't be possible without the work of others. Here are the sources I've used during my research & script writing:

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