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Why you shouldn’t connect to open Wi-Fi

The expert said that data leakage from a smartphone is indicated by fast traffic consumption and advertising focused on a specific user. And often it starts after downloading programs infected with viruses and connecting to unprotected Wi-Fi networks.

You should not install programs from unverified sources. If an application requests access to a microphone, camera, or photos, make sure that it is required for its functions. Also, do not connect to open Wi-Fi, through them you can steal information from the device ”, – shared Chernov.

At the same time, sometimes the collection of personal data about a user is not initiated by fraudsters, but by developers. They need this to understand the profile of the user and improve the quality of advertisements.

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