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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

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.

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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