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holiday shopping

Online Holiday Shopping Tips

This holiday season will no doubt bring a rise in online shopping. While there is no match for the convenience of online shopping, unfortunately, things can go wrong while shopping in cyberspace. Sometimes it is simply a case of a computer glitch or poor customer service. Other times, shoppers are cheated by clever “cybercrooks”. Here are a few ways that shoppers can protect themselves while shopping online this holiday season.

 

wifi dangers

Boingo, the World’s Leading Wifi Provider, Calls Hotspots Inherently Insecure, Recommends VPNs

The “world’s leading” provider of wifi call hotspots inherently insecure, and that individual users need to take responsibility for their privacy and security. Indeed, their #1 recommendation is to use a personal VPN. Click the headline above for what this means before you log on in a wireless hotspot again!

Why Online Privacy Isn’t Just an Old People Issue

When the billionaire founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, said concerns about privacy tend to be “old people issues,” maybe he didn’t know that it’s young people who run the greatest risk of becoming victims of identity fraud.  Now studies show they’re finally getting worried enough about it to take action to protect themselves online. Whether you’re young or old or somewhere in between, find out why privacy protection needs to be part of your daily online routine.

Hide Your Face on Facebook: Win an iPad2 and Free Privacy Software

PRIVATE WiFi, in conjunction with the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), is sponsoring a contest for Facebook users to help remind them to keep their online identities safe. Four lucky winners will receive a yearly subscription to PRIVATE WiFi and one grand prize winner will receive an iPad 2!

Wi-Fi Alliance Strongly Recommends Personal VPNs When Using Wifi Hotspots

In a recent press release, the Wi-Fi Alliance, the leading global industry association devoted to WiFi connectivity, noted that 82% of WiFi hotspot users do not protect their communications. These users are vulnerable to having their private information intercepted by anyone in the same hotspot with an ordinary laptop and some simple software, readily available for download from the web. The Wi-Fi Alliance is urging consumers to realize that protecting their data when accessing a public WiFi hotspot is their own responsibility, and that they should not rely on the hotspot or website they are accessing.

Watch Out for Wifi Hacking on the Fly

Wifi hacking has taken flight!  Dubbed SkyNET, after the artificial intelligence villain in theTerminator, the new airborne robo Wifi hacking drone could take wardriving to new criminal heights. Find out what you can do to protect yourself from fly-by Wifi hackers.

 

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The Three Biggest Reasons You Can’t Rely On ‘HTTPS’ For Privacy Or Security Online

For years, we have been told that HTTPS was reliable and secure, but the sad truth is this is no longer the case. If we cannot rely on websites to provide security via HTTPS, what is the answer? I strongly believe that each person needs to take individual responsibility for the privacy and security of their own Internet communications. Consider this: you have a firewall and anti-virus software on your computer, because you do not expect all sites to protect you against viruses. Why would you think you could rely on those sites to protect your communication? The only way to adequately protect your Internet communications is with a personal VPN, or virtual private network. You need to use a VPN whenever you are using a public wifi hotspot. And I happen to know where you can get a good one. Just click here and you can try it for free.

Hacking Small Businesses Is Big Business for Cybercriminals

Hack attacks against corporate giants like Sony, Citibank and Google  continue grab the headlines. But surprisingly, it’s small and medium sized businesses that are fast becoming cybercriminals’ favorite targets. If you’re a business owner, make it your business to find out how protect your company from digital data thieves.

 

facebook safety

Ask the Expert: What Steps Should I Take to Be Safe on Facebook?

Facebook has become very successful by being a part of everything we do on the Internet. Facebook’s philosophy is that the Internet is more fun when it’s shared, like a party. The problem is that we can’t be sure who else Facebook has invited to the party and if we should really trust them or not. Click above to read CEO Kent Lawson’s in-depth response to this month’s “Ask the Expert” article and find out the BEST and easiest ways to stay safe on Facebook. After all, he calls Facebook “a spamware purveyor’s delight” because it’s a service where literally millions of people are waiting around for the next interesting thing to arrive on their pages. Check out his tips so you don’t get spammed!

Flying Naked: Why Airplane Wifi Is So Unsafe

WiFi in airplanes is expensive — up to $12.95 for a single flight. So one can assume that those who use it have important, and probably confidential, information that they need to communicate. However, the fact is that wifi in airplanes is just as insecure as free wifi offered in your corner coffee shop. Read on to learn why.

How Hard Is It to Hack Wifi?

CEO Kent Lawson points out how incredibly easy it is for ordinary people to hack WiFi. It doesn’t take any tech expertise — it doesn’t even take a geek — for someone to access your email passwords, logins, and other highly sensitive data. Read on to learn how this is happening — perhaps even to you!