An employee is using a coffee shop Wi-Fi hotspot to access corporate email. What action can the employee take to reduce the security risk of using a hotspot?
- Scan emails with antivirus software.
- Verify the name of the sender of emails before opening them.
- Only click on embedded links in email messages from trusted colleagues.
- Encrypt traffic through a VPN.
Explanation: Refer to curriculum topic: 5.1.3
Attackers will often deploy fake Wi-Fi hotspots in public locations, such as coffee shops, to lure users. The attacker has access to all the information exchanged via the compromised hotspot, putting the unsuspecting users at risk. For this reason, always send data through an encrypted VPN when using a hotspot.
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