Now that so many public establishments are keen to provide open Wi-Fi networks, often free of charge, as a means of bringing in the punters the number of people who in a given day will transmit personal details across a public network is skyrocketing. If you are one of those people then you need to make sure you haven’t simply sleepwalked into the state of mind that you are automatically safe – public networks are a perfect location for nefarious internet pirates, and the responsibility is on you to ensure you’re taking steps to combat them.
One of the best things you can to do is to ensure that any companies you deal with have a sophisticated system of encryption in place with which to carry your details. Essentially, encryption means that for any given letter or number you transmit, the company will replace it with a separate code digit.
Many companies, for example Ladbrokes, the gaming, betting and poker games giant, employs a system of multiple encryption, meaning that the code digit is then encoded a number of times more again, making its original meaning virtually impossible to crack. Appreciating that the security of its payments and withdrawals system is a huge factor in the strength of its reputation, Ladbrokes has taken great steps to ensuring that its client is as close as possible to watertight, and while no company would never encourage you to make payments over open Wi-Fi, if you do so it’s imperative you ensure it’s with a reputable company like Ladbrokes who ranks your security and the security of your details as paramount.
The nature of internet security must be a two-way relationship between you and whichever company you are communicating with, where you both take responsibility in guarding your privacy, and when you’re dealing with a company like Ladbrokes, you can be safe in the knowledge that they are upholding their side of the bargain.