Phone-Hacking Lesson #1: Change Your Passwords Often

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The Murdoch phone-hacking scandal is all over the news lately, but experts say the hacking probably didn’t even take that much effort. According to social-media site Mashable, it’s likely that “the victims left a default password provided by the carrier on their phone and the hackers merely guessed correctly [since] some carriers still use default passwords. Lesson: Change your passwords often.” The article notes there are more technologically savvy ways to hack your phone, tablet, or laptop, so read the entire article to learn other ways to protect yourself.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.