TLDR; Secure your connection: use a VPN.
If you’re not already using a VPN, there are a ton of good reasons to start. Personally I wouldn’t even consider connecting to a public network without a VPN, and even on a secure home or business network there are still good reasons to use one.
Rather than detail the myriad reasons, I trust my readers are well educated and do their own research. You might come to the conclusion that one of the best choices is IPVanish. The link in this article can get you a discount.