Category: News & Features

Facebook Puts Privacy in the Forefront with New Settings

It may have been the pressure of the growing Google + social network and its “Circles” privacy feature; or maybe it was just Facebook actually listening to user concerns. But no matter what triggered it, on Tuesday the social giant, Facebook, announced a massive redesign of its privacy features that were rolled out just yesterday.

#ilikeprivacy Contest Reveals Serious Privacy Concerns

Last month Private WiFi sponsored an #ilikeprivacy contest on Twitter. As we asked our followers to tweet about their biggest online privacy concerns, a common thread emerged: so many of you are worried about your security, privacy and safety online.

How Identity Thieves Steal Our Lives from the Cradle to the Grave: Part II: Robbing the Grave

Identity thieves are targeting Americans in record numbers.  And a growing number of their victims have one thing in common:  They’re dead.  Find out about the IRS and Social Security system flaws that allow cybercriminals to steal the identity of your loved ones while you’re still mourning their loss.

Evil Twins: The Dark Side of Using Wifi Hotspots

If you think Evil Twins sound like something out of a B Sci Fi movie, think again. They’re more likely to be lurking near your laptop at a public WiFi hotspot. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim.

Lax Hotel Network Security Leads to Credit Fraud

When travelers watch their credit cards getting swiped at hotel check-in, they assume their information will be safe. But what they may not realize is that hotel wireless networks are a favorite haunt of hackers. Before you check in, check out what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim.


WiFi and Hotspot Hacks

Many of us assume that using a WiFi network at a hotel or airport is the same as logging into our network at home or at the office. But the risks of using WiFi networks at a hotel or airport are exponentially greater than those experienced at home or in an enterprise setting. Business travelers willing to connect to any network that offers free Internet access are especially vulnerable to such attacks. It is literally impossible to tell the safe networks from the bad ones. Wireless eavesdropping is possible everywhere.

FaceNiff Brings the Security Risks of Firesheep to the Mobile World: The Social Media Privacy Report  

A new and free application for Android phones, FaceNiff allows a hacker to hijack various social media accounts open on the same WiFi network. This is a huge threat to a user’s internet security and online privacy; learn how more about the dangers and how to protect yourself against FaceNiff.