Of course, even after you have bypassed the risk of automatic and uncontrolled login to a Wi-Fi hotspot, the danger is not banned.
Let’s say you are sitting in a café with free Wi-Fi hotspot, and ask the operator or even the operator for the security standards of the network before use.
Presumably, you will be first big silence paired with an even larger question mark over the head and reap incomprehensible views.
In short, it is very common that just because the Störerhaftung for operators of WLAN hotspots was defused – to strengthen the offer of these free Internet access – they do not care about security, and also do not have the appropriate know-how.
So it’s up to you to be in a network with an unknown number of attendees and their usage patterns, and maybe even do banking or online shopping there, diligently entering your passwords. Nobody can guarantee you that the one or the other 2 tables continue to surf with the laptop now just in the net, or trying to gain access to the devices in the network.