Blog Posts Tagged with "WiFi"

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Wireless Security 101

September 09, 2015 Added by:Jayson Wylie

Not everyone is technology savvy and push to get something to function verses securing it to the extent that it should be. Even though the latest wireless routers will use the more up-to-date security configurations, there are older setups that may not be adequate.

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Infographic: Staying Safe While Using Public Wi-Fi

May 01, 2013 Added by:InfosecIsland News

To help users avoid online fraud and malware risks, ThreatMetrix provided the following infographic which highlights several scenarios of how cybercriminals can access sensitive transactions over public networks.

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Why doesn't your VPN work on the road?

October 29, 2012 Added by:Rainer Enders

With the ubiquity of mobile devices, staying securely connected to work - in theory - should require nothing more than an internet connection, and seemingly everywhere you travel, whether that be in hotels, airports, or conference trade shows, offer such connections. But the reality is more complicate...

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Teenage Olympics: Pouts, Pot and Piddle

August 12, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Identity theft is one area where the ignorance of children and their parents can be more costly than a wobbly landing or delayed start off the blocks. It can hamper their ability to secure funding to attend college or buy a car, and to land a job. Children aren’t the only ones who are vulnerable to identity theft...

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Visualize Wi-Fi Networks Using Vistumbler and Google Earth

July 30, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

Vistumbler is an excellent free tool that scans for nearby wireless networks within range of your wi-fi adapter. Once Vistumbler finds a wireless network it will display the networks SSID, signal strength, encryption being used, mac address, the networks channel, access point manufacturer, and much more...

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Security is Your Responsibility When Using Free Wi-Fi

July 17, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

Free wireless hot spots deliver a high-speed internet connection, but this convenient no hassle access to the internet comes with a lack of security. This doesn't mean you should avoid accessing a free wireless hot spot, it just means you need to be aware of how to protect your device when you do...

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How Do I Protect Myself When Using Wi-Fi?

June 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Today, with criminal hackers as sophisticated as ever, if you are using an open unsecured network on your mobile device, you risk exposing your data. There are many ways for hackers to see who’s connected on a wireless connection, and to gain access to your information...

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Is Hiding the Wireless SSID All the Network Security You Need?

June 20, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

The bad guy doesn't need to know if a wireless network is hidden or connected to the network to capture unencrypted traffic, and this unencrypted traffic could be divulging emails you send, web sites you visit, and passwords you type into log in pages. Encryption should always be used...

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Free Wi-Fi - Friend or Foe? An Infographic

May 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Did you know that this year the number of Wi-Fi connected devices will exceed the world’s population? This incredible statistic highlights the ubiquitous nature of Wi-Fi. However, the convenience of public Wi-Fi practically everywhere comes at the cost of greater risk to users...

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Malware Spreading Through Hotel Internet Connections

May 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The FBI and other agencies warn that malicious actors are targeting travelers with pop-up windows while establishing an Internet connection in their hotel rooms, infecting laptops with malicious software. Anyone who has been a target of this attack should contact the FBI and IC3...

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Your New Best Friend May Not Protect You

May 05, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Your mobile phone may be your new best friend. Four out of seven people have mobile phones, because a phone really is a great companion that brings us into contact with people, media, music, and finances. But unlike a German Shepherd, your mobile isn’t a security device...

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Who is Your Machine Talking To?

April 13, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

Network connections that communicate with machine-to-machine (M2M) management platforms are especially prone to attacks, in part because the M2M systems primarily communicate via Wi-Fi networks and 2 or 3G connections...

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Cyber Self Defense For Non-Geeks

March 28, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

These principles won’t be sufficient when you’re in high-risk locales and they won’t stop a targeted attack, but they will make it less likely that you’ll suffer a serious breach because of poor security habits or over-reliance on antivirus or firewall applications...

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Wireless Security: Wi-Fi Hacking Burglars Get Busted

March 22, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Once a Wi-Fi network was located through wardriving, the hackers remotely watched for information that revealed the network’s security setup and vulnerabilities. Police said they used sophisticated electronic equipment to break through networks with WEP protection...

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Security Tips When Providing Free Wi-Fi at Your Business

March 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Wi-Fi is great for bringing in customers and as a promotional tool that creates customer loyalty. Merchants such as hotels, coffee shops, burger joints and anyplace with a store front, chairs and tables is offering free Wi-Fi. But what about all the Wi-Fi security threats?

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Twitter Finally Enables HTTPS as a Default Setting

February 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Among other security benefits, the HTTPS feature will prevent users from having their login credentials stolen by attackers who may attempt to harvest passwords when users access their accounts over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks...

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