Be Careful When Using Your Smartphone In These Tourist Spots

August 20, 2015 | Updated: 9:08 a.m., August 20, 2015

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The next time you travel to a popular tourist destination, you’ll want to be careful where you get free Wi-Fi.

USA Today reports the mobile security firm, Skycure tested for malicious Wi-Fi hotspots at top tourist attractions worldwide.

New York City’s Times Square came out on top as the riskiest, with several malicious networks that could tap into your phone’s data.

Notre Dame Cathedral and Disneyland Paris were also rated as risky. India’s Taj Mahal was rated the least vulnerable.

So, how does it happen? Hackers use the word “free” in a hotspot name to lure tourists.

Skycure  found that Android devices are twice as vulnerable as IOS devices.

The company said users should pay attention to security prompts that pop up on the phone.


They said the safest thing to do is to power off your device completely.

For a complete list of the riskiest attractions and tips to enhance your mobile security, click here.