It’s easy to get comfortable in your daily routine, particularly online, where you share things with your networks of friends and followers on a regular basis. But between public social networks and public Wi-Fi networks, you may not realize quite how much you could be sharing with complete strangers.
On Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, your innocuous (and FOMO-inducing) vacation updates may actually be a security concern — especially if you’re posting them from a bustling coffee shop.
“The major hazard with public Wi-Fi is the fact that all the information you’re transferring...is available to everybody on the network,” David Maimon, University of Maryland Assistant Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, told Digital Trends
. Others can listen in to your private conversations, learn your passwords, or gain control of your online accounts.
So here’s a list of nine bad habits you should ditch immediately in order to keep your digital self safe. This article originally ran September 4, 2015.