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To want to be able to use the free wifi on Virgin trains?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 27-Mar-19 10:00:14

Help please! Am connected to the free wifi on a train but can't get on to any of my favourite sites because of a privacy pop up which warns me that I could be vulnerable because the connection isn't secure. There's no option to accept that and continue. Am using a Samsung Galaxy J3 phone. What do I do to just be able to use my phone without using all my data? Tia.

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Wed 27-Mar-19 10:05:26

www.virgintrains.co.uk/experience/wifi

ItsAllGone19 Wed 27-Mar-19 10:14:40

It's your phone that's stopping you, not Virgin. Basically your phone is clever enough to spot sites that are dodgy over a free wifi connection and your security settings are kicking in.

I really wouldn't recommend trying to bypass this security because it really is for your benefit, those websites can allow unscrupulous folk piggyback into cloud and rip information from you.

us.norton.com/internetsecurity-privacy-risks-of-public-wi-fi.html

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 27-Mar-19 10:21:47

So is it unwise to ever use free Wifi? shock

ItsAllGone19 Wed 27-Mar-19 11:14:43

So is it unwise to ever use free Wifi?

Pretty much...I never use public hotspots unless I create a VPN, even then I wouldn't contemplate browsing anything sensitive. My daughter has been drilled with the same.

Free always comes at a cost.

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