Recently, England’s premier soccer players were warned not to use public WiFi when they travel to Russia to participate in...
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Earlier this year, the Harvard Business Review published a story about the hidden dangers of public WiFi networks and urged...
What you say in your private chats and messages on Facebook may not be as private as you think. According to a recent report from Reuters, the social media giant employs a mums-the-word technology that scans posts and chats for criminal activity. If something is fishy, the content is flagged and then read by an employee who will access the conversation and call the police, if necessary.
Find out why.
The next time you to connect to Facebook on an open hotspot, take a second to think about your security. What was intended as a quick log on to update your status or check your account, may have perilous consequence. You may not realize it, but Facebook users logging on through a public wireless connection are vulnerable.
There’s a part of the Internet that lies beneath the one you access every day. It’s a place that you...
Have you ever wondered why Facebook, Google, and other Internet services are free? How do they make their money? Most...
Uber has also made changes to what data they collect, which has raised concerns with some privacy experts. Uber will now start tracking user location all the time, not just only when you are using the app. And Uber wants access to all of your contacts as well.
Germany-based security company, Avira, just announced the release of a new bundled product which includes both their Antivirus Pro and PRIVATE WiFi. This bundle protects users from both malware infection and data theft.
Safer Internet Day (SID), which falls on February 10th this year, helps promote safe and more responsible use of technology and mobile phones, especially for young children and teenagers. This day of awareness and education gets more important every year because, for better or worse, the Internet is a part of our everyday lives.
Read on to get more involved.
It’s that time of year again – when more than 150,000 gadget geeks, techies and businesses from around the world descend on Las Vegas for the mother of all trade shows – the International Consumer Electronics Show. With over 3,200 exhibitors previewing and showcasing their high tech products, CES is the perfect place for tech enthusiasts to network. So you’d think it would be safe for attendees to connect their laptops and mobile devices to the event’s public WiFi hotspot. But you’d be wrong. Like most big events, CES can be a hot spot for hackers. If you’re going to be there, make sure you don’t become a target.
Two University of Maryland professors, David Maimon, an expert in online criminal behavior, and Jonathan Katz, the Maryland Cybersecurity Center director, recently received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how people access and use public WiFi hotspots.
Find out what the duo plans to do with the funds — including looking into why some users may be assuming that it’s safe to access sensitive information on public WiFi hotspots at “upscale” places.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and in part to raise public awareness of the dangers of identity theft, Experian, a global information services company, has published a new survey regarding U.S. attitudes toward this serious problem. Check out the results — including why so many people still fail to take actions to protect themselves online.