The Dangers of Using Public Computers, Internet Cafes and Kiosks

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I don’t think it can be stressed enough. Public computers (these are computers on which anyone other than yourself can access) are DANGEROUS. You should never use these computers to access any private information. This means you shouldn’t type in any passwords or sensitive information using these computers.

This is simply because you don’t know what’s been installed on them. Internet cafes, internet kiosks at hotels and airports and other public places often provide you with computers, but you won’t know if there are malicious software installed on them.

You just need to use one computer that is infected with Trojans and keyloggers, and your sensitive information will be collected and transmitted to criminals.

The lesson is: Only access sensitive and financial information using a computer you trust.

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Alvin Poh

I've over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience, having built a tech company to be the top in the country, which was subsequently acquired for an 8-figure sum. As CEO, I led the company through robust growth to 150 employees across 4 countries. After the acquisition, I embraced minimalism, sold off my personal possessions, and started living around the world.

Read more about my story here.

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By Alvin Poh

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I've over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience, having built a tech company to be the top in the country, which was subsequently acquired for an 8-figure sum. As CEO, I led the company through robust growth to 150 employees across 4 countries. After the acquisition, I embraced minimalism, sold off my personal possessions, and started living around the world.

Read more about my story here.