Free airport WiFi hotspots are a boon for busy travelers. But they’ve also become a haven for hackers waiting to attack from cyberspace.
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Do you think leaving your WiFi wide open is being a good neighbor? Maybe you think using an open WiFi network is okay, too? Well, you might want to rethink that.
Private WiFi CEO Kent Lawson’s new blog outlines the astounding ways identity thieves target the approximately 11 million identity theft victims each year. In an effort to stem the scary privacy risks consumers face each day, he also announces an exciting new partnership with the well-known nonprofit organization, the Identity Theft Resource Center®.
If you’re a millennial, connecting to WiFi is more important than coffee, TV and who knows what else. What are you willing to do to get connected?
Think your home wireless network is safe from intruders? Maybe or maybe not. For cybercrooks intent on stealing your valuables, an unsecured wireless connection can make WiFi hacking a lot easier than breaking and entering.
This is the first “Ask the Expert” column in which Private WiFi CEO and computer security expert Kent Lawson responds to readers’ questions. This column will be an ongoing, monthly series, and this inaugural column discusses VPNs and their importance in staying protected online.
You probably know by now that transmitting sensitive information while using a WiFi hotspot is dangerous. But now there’s another attack to worry about. A new Firefox extension called Firesheep makes hijacking WiFi hotspot sessions so simple anyone can do it.
Kent Lawson, Founder and CEO of Private WiFi, talks about what inspired him to start the company. This is the first in a series of weekly CEO blog posts on this and other topics.