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Wi-Fi hotspots risky when using phone for financial transactions

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It's convenient to plug your smart phone into a public Wi-Fi as it makes it easy to get online.

However, it's risky, especially if you use your phone to work on your finances.

Millions of smart phones get hacked which opens yourself to crooks in cyberspace.

“It’s fine if you want to check the news or something, but we found, as many as 13 million people are engaging in financial transactions,” said technology editor Jeff Fox.

“If you're going to do any kind of business in a coffee shop or airport, use your phone's wireless connection,” Fox continued.

Also, contact your phone's manufacturer and find out what security services the company offers.

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