HOUSTON, Texas - We thought public WI-FI would solve our lives, but in the end, it's nothing but an orgy for hackers.
Think about it: you go to your favorite coffee shop, order a latte macchiatto, sit down on a comfy chair and get your laptop ready to rock the business world. But little did you know that unscrupulous cyber-criminals sitting next to you could gain immediate access to your private parts.
"People can steal your bank account, they can get your passwords, they can track your activity online and find your social security number," said internet entrepreneur Jake Boshernitzan, "Believe it or not, there are devices you can buy right now from China for under a $100 that would literally crack 90% of the Wi-Fi networks that are out there"
Still skeptical? Don't worry, there's an app for that.
"When you go to a coffee shop it's very possible for someone with bad intentions to set up a fake Wi-Fi network that they have control over but it looks like it's the Wi-Fi network provided by the coffee shop," explained the tech guru.
So how do we protect ourselves?
"We can make sure that we always connect to a known Wi-Fi network that's password-protected," concluded Boshernitzan. "In fact, the best thing you can do is to use your own Wi-Fi network."
We live in a digital Wild West, folks, and we don't even know who's shooting.