EU invests 120m euros in order for towns and villages to get WiFi Zones.
Internet access is now regarded by the UN as a basic human right and therefore the establishment of free public Wi-Fi networks is key, but with this there are risks to user privacy. The expansion of these zones would benefit fields such as education, tourism, public administration and health and acknowledgment of the indisputable advantages is ambitious. European Union plans to invest 120 mln. Euros in building free wireless networks in cities and villages. Bulgarian Ministry of Transport will also apply for a voucher worth 20,000 euros, which will be distributed by the European Commission. According to Solomon and Gergana Passy, who are among the promoters of the idea it is an important trend to build a free Wi-Fi zones to establish itself as a legislative. “We very much would like Bulgarian legislation be adapted so that Act 16 is issued to building be a mandatory requirement for Internet access, particularly Wi-Fi. So a person will not have to look for Wi-Fi all over town. – wherever he went he would have it, including the gardens in the park, “said Solomon Passy as he was saying that Wi-Fi make distant places close and that people work remotely. Besides benefits, however, in free Wi-Fi internet lies serious risks to online consumers who question the safety of using the Internet through these points. It is quite possible as any of the networks seem credible because of its name, but in fact was created by a hacker who wants to steal information from the user. When you connect to it, it becomes a target for hackers. “They collect personal data of users. In this way, can infect those users and respectively encrypt their data, then ask ransom. This is one of the alternatives for them and this is one way in which it makes it risky, “explains on the air of Television , Albena Spasova of International Academy for training in Cyber Investigation. For ordinary users it is difficult to identify which network is built by a hacker, but there are ways to increase security. One of them is to use their own VPN, adds MP Mrs Spassova. She explains it is also a man could limit settings on your computer to share with third parties information from the device. Analysts believe that the danger of cyber attacks does not detract from the benefits of free Wi-Fi. The idea users can learn how to use it properly. “abuses are possible with everything – by plane, by train, by car, by nuclear power plants. however, there is one basic rule of Roman law here, and it says that abuse should not exclude x consumed. In this context, measures should be taken. We need to know that there are serious challenges, but they should not stop us from universalization of Wi-Fi “, believes Solomon Passy. “The very initiative to build wireless access in public spaces is wonderful. But in parallel, we need to work and towards building more knowledge to consumers on how to safely use this type of networks, “summarizes in turn Albena Spassova.