If you haven’t marked your calendar yet, Data Privacy Day (DPD) is less than one week away. On January 28th, we’re encouraging everyone to make protecting privacy and data a greater priority. PRIVATE WiFi has teamed up with the National Cyber Security Alliance and countless other corporations, governments and organizations to empower the masses to own their online presence.
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How careful are you when you use WiFi hotspots? How would you feel if you learned that you had just connected to an Evil Twin – a fake hotspot designed to steal your sensitive information? These are two of the questions Trend Micro got answers to in its 2013 Mobile Security Report. What it found won’t be reassuring for anyone who uses public WiFi hotspots.
As bad as it would be to lose your personal information, what if it came at a price tag of millions of dollars? According to a recent article in the Financial Times, this is exactly what has been happening in London over the last few months.
Hotel WiFi may be an ideal way to stay on top of your work and keep in touch with your family when you’re away from home. But it’s also the perfect way for hackers to grab your sensitive information, as a recent experiment conducted by the IT security company Smarttech dramatically demonstrated. Find out just how easy it is to hack a hotel WiFi hotspot and what you can do to protect yourself before you log in.
A recent report in Der Spiegel indicates that the NSA has been able to access supposedly protected information from top foreign leaders and U.S. citizens. The agency’s hacking unit, which comprises more than 2,000 people, is called the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) and is considered to be the intelligence agency’s secret weapon. Read on to find out more about the TAO unit and how the scope of the NSA’s powers is just one more reason to be concerned about the erosion of privacy in our new digital age.
We all do it: start typing into the status update bar on Facebook and then use our (better) judgment to delete those thoughts and not share them with the world. Facebook calls it “self-censorship,” and according to a report by Slate’ s Jennifer Golbeck, the social network has been tracking and studying our unpublished thoughts.
Put simply: the posts that you have consciously decided to not share, are being analyzed by Facebook. Read on to discover how Facebook did this as well as what it means for your privacy now and in the future.
How did hackers steal 40 million credit card numbers from Target customers? How much money are the cards selling for on the black market? And what’s the best way to prevent your computer from getting infected with malware — and avoid becoming an identity theft victim?
Keep reading to learn the answers to those questions, as well as how to make it harder for cybercriminals to get their hands on your private data.
The European Parliament has admitted that it fell victim to a Man-In-The-Middle attack that forced it to shut down its public WiFi network. The hacker involved called it “child’s play” and said nearly anyone is capable of performing a hotspot hack.
How did it happen? Exactly the same way it happens at your local coffee shop, airport, or hotel hotspot — unless, of course, you’re using a personal VPN.
Cyber grinches are shopping at WiFi hotspots this holiday season – and they’re seeking your sensitive information. And if 2013 is any indication — keep in mind Cyber Monday became the biggest online shopping day in history, racking up a record $2.29 billion in online sales — they’ll continue to make out like bandits. Find out how you can avoid becoming a holiday hotspot hacking victim when you shop online.
With less than two months until Data Privacy Day on January 28, 2014, excitement is growing and PRIVATE WiFI is proud to be in on the action. As a day of awareness to focus on respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust for all digital users, Data Privacy Day (DPD) has been coordinated by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NSCA) since 2008.
Also, be sure to join us as we co-host tomorrow’s Twitter Chat — #ChatDPD — on Wednesday, December 11 at 3pm ET.
Do your employees surf the Web from their mobile devices using unsecure wireless networks? Do you allow them to connect to your company’s network from WiFi hotspots? If the answer to those questions is yes, you and your employees could be contributing to the epidemic of cybercrime plaguing businesses worldwide.
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.