A Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attack happens when a hacker inserts themselves between a user and a website to capture credit card or other financial information.
How to protect yourself
- Walk with your own portable Wi-Fi hotspot
- Verify the SSID with the hotel or airport authority before connecting
- Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to encrypt your web traffic
- Install active virus and malware protection
- Avoid using public Wi-Fi networks if possible!
Man in the middle attack