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.
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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?
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!
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.
AT&T knows how safe (or unsafe) it is to use their public wifi networks. In AT&T’s Terms and Conditions, the company states that any public wifi network, theirs included, is inherently unsafe. And the only thing that can protect you? According to AT&T, only a VPN can do that.
WiFi hotspots are the most popular way for consumers to get online. But hotspot users need to be careful about which public WiFi networks they’re connecting to or they could end up having their identities stolen by fraudsters. That’s the conclusion of a soon to be released white paper called “The Fraudsters Playbook” by the next generation credentials management company Jumio Inc. Find out just how easy it is for identity thieves to grab your sensitive data and your identity at WiFi hotspots.
Have you heard of LinkedIn’s new “Intro” app? By rerouting your email through their servers, LinkedIn can scan and store all of your information in your emails, including contacts and email content. Are you sure you want a third party to be able to access all of this private information? Probably not. But that’s not all. Read on to discover why Intro sounds like a bad idea for your privacy.
Whenever you access a public WiFi network — especially a hotel’s wireless network — make sure that you are encrypting your data with a personal VPN. Because if you don’t take steps to protect your data, no one will. Click to find out why our online security at hotels is worse than ever.
Millennials are the most connected generation in history. But their ease with online technology and their propensity for sharing information on the Internet have led them to engage in risky online behavior, according to a new study by the defense contractor Raytheon. And that’s leading to an explosion of identity theft among young adults.
Dick Cheney received a pacemaker in 2007, and he was concerned enough to ensure that doctors removed its wireless capabilities in case any terrorist could gain access to it. These details are revealed in a new book called Heart, written both by Cheney and his cardiologist.
This news from Cheney reveals the hard truth about wireless devices or anything connected to a network: it’s always possible to hack into it.
Do you take steps to protect your online security when you connect to WiFi hotspots? Unfortunately, for one out of every three hotspot users, the answer to that question is “no,” according to a recent study by Kaspersky Lab and the research agency B2B International.
And that, along with other security lapses, has created a cybercrime explosion.