News The public Wi-Fi you’re using could be malicious SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Monday, Oct. 31st, 2016 Photo credit: supplied The Haliburton Highlands OPP wants you to be aware easy passwords and free wi-fi can cost you. Police say people can become an unwitting victim of cybercrime. Officials say using a weak password while on a free Wi-Fi network can make your device attract fraudsters. They say free internet access points can be malicious. But, they are purposely named to imitate a trusted access point. Police say you can strengthen your password by adding symbols, and numbers. They say to avoid sending private information when using public Wi-Fi.