Think your home wireless network is safe from intruders? Maybe or maybe not. For cybercrooks intent on stealing your valuables, an unsecured wireless connection can make WiFi hacking a lot easier than breaking and entering.
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The FCC has announced a challenge for researchers, inventors, and software developers to create apps that allow users to monitor and protect Internet openness. Some call this contest a mere side-note to the brouhaha over how net neutrality rules will either destroy capitalism as we know it or cement the power of the wireless oligarchs.
Available on both 3G and WiFi networks, new Skype 3.0 upgrades support making video calls on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and 4th-generation iPod touch. It also enables users to receive video calls on the iPad and the 3rd-generation iPod touch. But are you sure your privacy is protected on Skype?
In the Wireless Age, hackers are becoming big time entrepreneurs, joining forces with others in multinational white collar organizations dedicated to cybercrime. Their target is your wireless data.
AT&T is adding a few new free WiFi hotspots, including San Francisco’s waterfront Embarcadero Center, and New York City’s Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
In this interview on The Huffington Post, a security adviser warns that “large-scale attacks on individual citizens, exploiting their online lives through bank accounts, social networking, and professional networks” could aim to “disrupt our connected lives.”
More airports throughout the country are offering free wireless Internet in terminals and public areas.
A new report suggests that Internet-connected HDTVs lack privacy protections. In this InformationWeek article, find out why your TV may be involved in the next hack-attack frontier.
Check out this video and related article from PBS NewsHour, which reflects on the vulnerability of online information and the danger of further cyberattacks, especially in light of the recent hacking on Gawker.
In attempts to stay competitive with the airline industry, train service and bus companies are going high-tech, installing more electrical plugs to allow riders to charge devices and unveiling free WiFi from coast to coast. But are you being careful about protecting yourself on the road?
You probably know by now that transmitting sensitive information while using a WiFi hotspot is dangerous. But now there’s another attack to worry about. A new Firefox extension called Firesheep makes hijacking WiFi hotspot sessions so simple anyone can do it.
This is the first in a two-part series on the issues of personal privacy on the web. In Part 1, CEO Kent Lawson commends the Wall Street Journal for being a “good guy” — a solid media outlet committed to investigating the ways that businesses use our personal information, sometimes in shocking ways.