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Watch Out for Wifi Hacking on the Fly

Wifi hacking has taken flight!  Dubbed SkyNET, after the artificial intelligence villain in theTerminator, the new airborne robo Wifi hacking drone could take wardriving to new criminal heights. Find out what you can do to protect yourself from fly-by Wifi hackers.

 

FTC Consumer Complaints Put a Face on Public Wifi Hacking Victims

What do a truck driver, an airline passenger, a company employee traveling on business and a naval reservist training for a Mideast mission have in common? According to complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission, all these consumers became unknowing Wifi hacking victims while they were using public hotspots.  Find out what you need to do to avoid becoming a hotspot hacking statistic.

 

Hacking Small Businesses Is Big Business for Cybercriminals

Hack attacks against corporate giants like Sony, Citibank and Google  continue grab the headlines. But surprisingly, it’s small and medium sized businesses that are fast becoming cybercriminals’ favorite targets. If you’re a business owner, make it your business to find out how protect your company from digital data thieves.

 

Flying Naked: Why Airplane Wifi Is So Unsafe

WiFi in airplanes is expensive — up to $12.95 for a single flight. So one can assume that those who use it have important, and probably confidential, information that they need to communicate. However, the fact is that wifi in airplanes is just as insecure as free wifi offered in your corner coffee shop. Read on to learn why.

How Hard Is It to Hack Wifi?

CEO Kent Lawson points out how incredibly easy it is for ordinary people to hack WiFi. It doesn’t take any tech expertise — it doesn’t even take a geek — for someone to access your email passwords, logins, and other highly sensitive data. Read on to learn how this is happening — perhaps even to you!

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What Is WiFi?

If you’ve been in an airport, Starbucks, library or hotel recently, chances are good that you’ve been right in the middle of a wireless network. WiFi operates in more than 750,000 hotspots around the world. You also most likely have a wireless router/access point in your home which uses exactly the same technology.

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.

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Airports and Identity Theft: Staying Safer While On The Road

Airports can be dangerous because they provide a great venue for identity thieves to engage in their crimes. Luggage transfer, public WiFi and a chaotic environment all leave travelers open to becoming victims of identity theft. Read on to learn more about the identity theft risks inherent in airport travel today, and ways you can avoid becoming a victim.

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.

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Ask the Expert: Is It Safe For Me to Use Hotel Wifi?

In his latest Ask the Expert column, CEO Kent Lawson points out that most hotel networks are completely unsecured. Read more to discover why the risks associated with using a hotel network — whether wired or wirelessly — are much greater than using a wireless network at your home or office, and some simple steps you can take to protect yourself today.

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Home Away from Home?: Identity Theft and Hotels

Whether travel is for business or pleasure, travelers must be on the alert for opportunities that identity thieves may try to take advantage of in any given situation. Unfortunately you cannot trust anyone you meet (housekeeping staff, bellmen, security guards, front desk clerks, etc) with your personal information. While your hotel should be a place to offer refuge from the hustle and bustle of travel, it can also be a breeding ground for identity theft.