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Why you should turn off your phone's WiFi as soon as you leave the house

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While some have already adopted this reflex, not everyone automatically cuts off their phone's WiFi connection when leaving the house. However, this small, innocuous gesture helps strengthen the security of your devices and protect your privacy.

Having become digital extensions of our lives, smartphones are above all devices permanently connected to the internet, with the risks that this represents. Indeed, this constant connectivity is not without risks, especially when we consider the ease with which our devices automatically connect to available WiFi networks. So much so that our personal data is subject to significant security risks.

Automatic connection to unsecured WiFi networks is among the most underestimated risks . When your phone indiscriminately connects to hotspots, it can unintentionally share sensitive information with potentially malicious networks. Cybercriminals exploit these vulnerabilities to access private data, ranging from passwords to banking information.

By leaving your WiFi on all the time, you also provide a map of your routeto anyone interested. By successively connecting to different public networks, your phone may disclose your real-time location, thereby posing a risk to your personal security.

Turn off the phone's WiFi& nbsp;: a simple and effective gesture

To counter these threats, the most obvious solution is to disable WiFi when you don&# 8217;don't need it, especially outside your home. This simple action prevents your phone from automatically connecting to potentially dangerous networks and significantly reduces the risk of data leaks.

In addition to disabling WiFi, it is advisable to remove connections to non-essential networksand opt for additional security solutions, such as the use of VPNs when connecting to public networks. These measures, although basic, constitute a robust first line of defense against data breaches and other threats.

Please note that disabling WiFi allows you to # 8217;save the battery of your smartphone. A welcome little bonus.

  • Turning off your phone's WiFi when leaving the house reduces security risks
  • This practice also protects your privacy
  • Turning off WiFi also helps save your device's battery< /li>

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116