World Cup 2018 Wi-Fi hotspots could be a major security risk

Football fans heading to Russia for the World Cup 2018 have been warned to be on their guard when connecting to local Wi-Fi networks.

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have published new research showing that a large number of connections in the country pose potential security risks for anyone logging on.

Overall, 7,176 public Wi-Fi access points in World Cup 2018 host cities were found to be insecure – around 20 per cent of the total number.