When using a wireless hot spot (an unsecured wireless network in a café, restaurant or on a train for example) there are certain precautions you should take to protect your personal information.

Ensure you have a firewall and up-to-date anti virus installed, make sure your browser is up to date with the latest security patches, turn off automatic logging in to websites, make sure any sites you visit have up to date certificates and consider using a VPN (virtual private network).

If you're concerned about any of the above, visit the site of the hot spot provider you're intending to use and check their security page for detailed advice.