Just how unsafe is my very temporary xfinitywifi hotspot connection?

Post date: 2024-02-07 14:25:14
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Moving to a new spot in a city neighborhood with few good internet options, and the good ones are telling me I have to wait while they build out their network. In the meantime, I saw "Xfinitywifi" as a connection option on my phone; it's their public, unsecured network but it's only $10 for the first 30 days, which may tide me over until I can get another option. How dangerous is this? If I learn to install and use a paid VPN, does that eliminate the danger?

How serious is the risk that someone can read my stored emails, take control of my laptop or phone, etc? How much would a good paid VPN help protect me if I continue using this option for the next few weeks? I am not informed at all about hardware/device things, so please be gentle. I've seen the comments here and here from 4 years ago, but any more clarity on the risks involved would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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