I'm Studying at a University that has a public network around campus that all students use. This network is even available at the dorms. Since all devices are connected to the same network, is my private information (Banking info, private photos, etc) in danger? Could someone spy on me through my webcam? I found that youtube was streaming to a SMART TV that was connected to the same network without me even allowing it, it just automatically did it.
If I buy a router and connect it to this public network, would my devices be safe then?
I am severely uneducated on the topic, and I am struggling to understand all of the factors that play into network security.