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.