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.
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Flying from New York to San Francisco last week, I had the opportunity to check out the (unencrypted) GoGo wifi service on the plane. As my interest was purely curiosity, I used a tool that just lists the names of the websites that people are visiting. So what are people doing on the Internet at 36,000 feet?
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.
A personal VPN must be intelligent enough to know what the connection is and only activate when needed.
At PRIVATE WiFi, we not only devised that capability, we patented it.
I’m currently in San Francisco, attending the annual RSA Conference with 25,000 other participants. Richard Clarke, the National Security Advisor under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, gave the keynote speech at the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Summit, which is part of the larger RSA Conference.
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.
A new executive order contains a set of industry standards and best practices to help businesses manage cybersecurity risks. The government and the private sector worked together to create several new standards to understand and prevent such risks.
Part of our work at The Identity Theft Resource Center, and part of why we share our data with PRIVATE WiFi’s audience as well, is to help educate consumers on preventing and resolving data breaches.
That’s why we’re so proud of our first, recently released infographic.
What does “mobile first, cloud first” mean for your online privacy? Mobile devices will get increasingly fast and easy to use. Security is going to be paramount given the threats with all this information being in the cloud. Information leakage on the cloud or exposure to hackers is still a very big threat without the use of a personal VPN. Find out what emerging mobile philosophies might be explored at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and how it affects your online privacy.
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.