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Cybercrime: Be wary of public Wi-Fi while on vacation
MONTREAL - Travellers should be wary of cyber threats on vacation as they access free wireless networks with their smartphones, tablets or laptops, says software security company Symantec Corp.
Canadians travelling for March break and into the summer season shouldn't be doing things like pulling up their bank accounts on Wi-Fi networks, said Symantec Canada's Lynn Hargrove.
"What people don't realize is that there's no security on those Wi-Fi networks for the most part," she said.
"It's a great way to keep in touch while you're on vacation, but there are some inherent risks that...