Why Lawyers Should Never Use Starbucks WiFi | Above the Law. I have written about using unsecured public WiFi before; but, I couldn't pass up highlighting this post, because of its intriguing title. First, some of us refuse to pay 3 to 5 dollars for a cup of coffee, so we don't spend a lot of time in Starbucks. But, we do have lunch at Panera Bread, and we don't use the public WiFi there either. At least, we don't use it without first tunneling through a VPN. But, the best way to remain secure is to bring your own Internet. Now that T-Mobile has shamed the major carriers into providing unlimited Internet plans, there is no excuse not to use the WiFi Hotspot on your phone or connected tablet, which is a secure connection. You can get a Hotspot device as well, and the T-Mobile On Sync car device has a Hotspot built in. Now, keep your data secure.