Mobile Device Security: Recommendations When Traveling for Work or Pleasure

Public WiFi: What Is It and Is It Safe To Use? The Early History of WiFi The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) developed the original wireless specification known as 802.11. It was released in 1997 and made available to consumers. In 1998 a company called MobileStar coined the term “hotspot,” and was the …

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3 Security Issues to Consider When Using Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is almost everywhere nowadays. Coffee shops, libraries and even airports have installed hotspots to feed the growing demand for ubiquitous Wi-Fi. While convenient to use, there are hidden security risks you should know about. 1. Packet Sniffing Remember, the Wi-Fi you’re connecting to is shared with others which substantially increases your risk of …

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How Hackers Can Use Your Employees to Gain Confidential Data

We sometimes think of hackers as geeky types spinning threads of arcane code to gain access to an organization’s innermost secrets, and to some extent, that’s true. What’s surprising is that an almost equally effective tactic hackers use for obtaining such information is to come right out and ask for it. According to a 2014 …

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