In the aftermath of such a national disaster, people are anxious to contact their loved ones and friends to make sure they're fine. But, with so many trying to get through, phone lines are often clogged and those in need of immediate aid struggle to reach people for help. Passwordless WiFi connections allow organizations, like the Lazio Region and Italian Red Cross, to quickly facilitate mobile communication by contacting people through WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Skype.
The downside to having an open WiFi
is that you can potentially expose your personal data to third parties, so it's best to avoid going through your online bank accounts while the passwords are removed. But, by taking this temporary security risk, locals will help save countless innocent lives.