By now, we hope you know that hackers can steal your sensitive information any time you connect to a public WiFi network. But what you may not know is how fast they can do it. That’s what WAFB 9 demonstrated in a hacking experiment on a university hotspot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. What happened should be a wakeup call for hotspot users everywhere.
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As part of Safer Internet Day (SID) on February 11th, Microsoft launched the “Do 1 Thing” campaign to urge people to do one thing to make their online lives safer. A major facet of the campaign is Microsoft’s Safer Online website where people can read tips to enhance their online security, find out what others are doing to stay safe, as well as share their “Do 1 Thing” promise.
We applaud Microsoft for educating consumers on how they can stay safe online. Ready to do one thing to stay safer online? Then take the pledge and “Do 1 Thing!”
Edward Snowden spoke at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival last week. The event focused on how his actions have impacted the security community and privacy awareness. Snowden has no regrets and other thoughts leaders think he could the good guy in this scenario. What do you think?
You might remember that we have repeatedly written articles detailing how HTTPS (otherwise known as secure web browsing) is not really as secure as it seems.
Well, guess what: now Cornell researchers have determined that HTTPS does not prevent third parties from figuring out which secure websites you are visiting. The supposedly secure walls around HTTPS are crumbling quickly.
Think filing your taxes is a pain? Imagine not getting your refund because an identity thief got there first and filed a fake return using your Social Security number. It’s happened to hundreds of thousands of U.S. taxpayers. And it’s cost the U.S. Treasury billions of dollars. Find out what it could cost you if you don’t protect your sensitive information from tax thieves.
The security firm Hold Security LLC has just released an explosive report which states that login credentials for some 360 million accounts are currently being offered for sale on cyber black markets.
The sheer number of stolen account has security experts shocked. If true, it would be the biggest single data breach in history.
Our CEO, Kent Lawson, was (infamously!) at last week’s RSA security conference in San Francisco. He said that one of the more interesting presentations had to do with the differences among generations in regards to their online security. This presentation contained survey information from ZoneAlarm, an online security company.
Do you think WiFi hotspot hackers are mostly interested in stealing high-value confidential information like your Social Security number, your credit card data and your bank account information? Well, think again.
Cyber crooks are some of the most cunning people on the planet. When it comes to committing identity fraud, they’re always looking for new targets of opportunity – like your airline miles.
If the recent headlines regarding your vulnerability on the Internet haven’t convinced you to start using a VPN, the editorial...
Skimming is still a lucrative endeavor for thieves, as PayPal’s president found out the hard way. This unfortunate event reminds us that it doesn’t matter who you are, you can still be a target for the thieves.
Did you think that only Windows users had to worry about security issues? While Apple has usually been the more secure and reliably safe platform, recent news about a flaw in their security has changed that perception. According to a new report, Apple users have been susceptible to a man in the middle attack when using Safari (and other applications) on supposedly secure websites.
The New Republic, Ireland’s top technology website, spoke with Ronan Murphy, the CEO of Smarttech.ie, who detailed how many people are in the dark regarding the security risks they are exposed to when using public WiFi.