Monthly Archive: November 2013

Survey: More Than 25% Of Data Breach Victims Suffer Identity Theft

It’s been said we live in a world that includes one incident of identity fraud every three seconds. Needless to say, data breaches are continuing to skyrocket with tablet-toting physicians, cloud-based medical, banking, and retail records, weak encryption overall, and online fraud everywhere, everyday. Now a survey has discovered that those who had their Social Security number stolen were five times more likely to suffer identity theft. Read on to learn more startling statistics.

Hacked for the Holidays: How Shopping Online Leads to Cybercrime

For the first time ever, the Internet will be Americans’ most popular shopping destination, according to an annual survey by Deloitte Consulting of New York. But many consumers who love the savings and the convenience of shopping online don’t realize cyber crooks shop online, too – for their victims’ personal information.

Google Settles, Agrees to Pay $17M to 37 U.S. States In Consumer Tracking Case

Got cookies? Google has reached a $17 million settlement with 37 states over online privacy allegations against consumers. When you consider that Google, the world’s largest search engine, earned about $50 billion in 2012 through its aggressive advertising, is $17 million just a slap on the wrist?  Have you ever considered how Google makes so much money? Turns out that YOU are the product.

Gowex Might Make Public WiFi Even More Dangerous Than It Already Is

Gowex is a company based in Spain that provides free public wifi networks around the world. They have been in the news lately because they are just about to launch a network in New York City that includes 2,000 new hotspots. Gowex will service both high-traffic and lesser-known parts of the five boroughs. So what is the problem?

Video Challenge Winners: Creative Shorts Take Home the Prize

Using this musical skit from Pants on Fire as their inspiration, we challenged our Facebook fans to create a short video about PRIVATE WiFi. While all of the entries in our “It’s PRIVATE WIFI:” Video Challenge showed great promise, only two could walk away victorious. And here they are: Lincoln Hawks and Travis Moulding!

3 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Identity Theft

As an adult, you’re aware that even though your identity isn’t a tangible thing,  it can be stolen. But do your kids understand these complex topics? As we move further into the digital age, the lessons we must teach our children are changing.

Click to learn three tips from the Identity Theft Resource Center – simple, easy ways you and your children can protect against identity theft and cybercrime.

 

76% Say Free WiFi Can Lead to Identity Theft [INFOGRAPHIC]

Identity theft is a huge epidemic — have you ever thought about the risks to your personal life by using a “free” Internet connection? What information are you (over)sharing?

PRIVATE WiFi recently partnered with our friends at the Identity Theft Resource Center about overall consumer privacy beliefs in WiFi hotspots. The results as shown in the infographic in this article are startling yet informative.

PRIVATE WiFi Names Alok Kapur As EVP, Chief Marketing Officer

PRIVATE WiFi (www.privatewifi.com), a Private Communications Corporation company, today named Alok Kapur to the position of Chief Marketing & Customer Officer.  Reporting directly to CEO and founder Kent Lawson, Kapur will oversee all marketing initiatives, sales efforts, partnerships and communication efforts on behalf of the personal wifi security company.

NSA Allegedly Hacked into Google, Yahoo Data Centers

The Washington Post has published a couple of articles in the past two weeks that reveal how the National Security Agency allegedly hacked into Google’s and Yahoo’s data centers, taking millions of private user records each day for analysis. Click to learn more about what this means for your privacy.