It does make sense to use encryption to secure any sensitive activity if you think your connection may be eavesdropped upon. This would apply if you are using someone else's wifi, or if someone else has access to your wifi, or you are using a public access point, or quite possibly if you are using the internet whatsoever since there have been wholesale intrusions by governments and others. This could mean using a VPN (perhaps a free one like the basic service of VPNDirect.com which is quite good, or a paid for one) or using https. Good practice for websites is to switch to https before any sensitive information is sent, and this protects your privacy.
Neighborly Behavior: Do You Share or Borrow Wi-Fi?
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