Airport Wireless Networks – Not As Safe As You Think
Dec03

Airport Wireless Networks – Not As Safe As You Think

Layovers, transfers and flight delays are more tolerable these days thanks to airport wireless internet networks. Business travelers can use time between flights to catch up on emails, holidaymakers can upload photos, and Netflix helps to pass the time. Have you ever wondered about how safe your information is when you’re using airport wifi? Like in any crowded place, hackers and criminals can steal your personal information through...

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Protect Against Posthumous ID Theft
Nov22

Protect Against Posthumous ID Theft

Reported cases of identity theft are increasing each year. In 2017, the Identity Theft Resource Center reported that nearly 179 million records were illegally released, a 44% increase of reported data breaches compared to 2016 figures. Millions of Americans are at risk of identity theft thanks to the wide availability of personal information online and breaches that make Social Security numbers available for bulk purchase on the black...

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Facebook Quizzes: Sharing Your Private Data
Oct24

Facebook Quizzes: Sharing Your Private Data

Have you ever taken one of those ridiculous and inane quizzes on Facebook that tell you which color you are (“I’m Orange! Now what do I do?”), which Harry Potter character you are (see above), or which superhero your dog resembles? If so, all your private info is likely being shared with the quiz developers – whoever they may be. Those seemingly innocuous quizzes are actually apps designed to gain access to all...

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New Breed of Super Cookie Defies Removal – Almost…
Aug19

New Breed of Super Cookie Defies Removal – Almost…

From a recent UC Berkeley report: More than half of the internet’s top web sites use a little known capability of Adobe’s Flash plug-in to track users and store information about them, but only four of them mention the so-called Flash Cookies in their privacy policies. Under the direction of Chris Hoofnagle of the Information Privacy Programs at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, the researchers discovered that most web users...

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