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Get savvy about WiFi hotspots

Public wireless networks and hotspots are not secure, which means that anyone could potentially see what you are doing on your mobile device while you are connected. Limit what you do on public WiFi and avoid logging in to key accounts like email and financial services on these networks. Consider using a virtual private network […]

Watch out for man-in-the-middle attacks

A man-in-the-middle attack involves someone interfering with your attempted communications with another party, typically a website or application. It might entail monitoring your traffic via a non-secure public Wi-Fi connection or sending you to a compromised website. To stay safe, make sure your URL bar always displays HTTPS when conducting sensitive transactions, and use a […]

Don’t bank or shop on untrustworthy networks

When checking your online bank balance or making a purchase, it’s best to avoid networks you don’t normally use, especially public Wi-Fi hotspots that might expose your activity to unwanted third parties. Conduct important transactions on your password-protected home network or with the help of a virtual private network (VPN) service.

Turn off UPnP on your Internet router

The recent VPN Filter malware revealed the abundance of security issues in many of the Internet routers we rely on every day. One vulnerability you can close right away involves universal plug and play (UPnP), a service for automatically configuring some devices on the network. Turn it off unless you’re sure you need it.

How to protect your privacy on public Wi-Fi

Do you ever connect to public Wi-Fi networks? A journey through any mall, office park or downtown corridor is sure to populate your phone’s Wi-Fi list with numerous wireless options, many of them not even requiring passwords for entry. If it seems like these networks are everywhere, it’s because they are: Cisco has estimated the […]

Cybersecurity tips for when you’re traveling

You’ve got your bags packed and plane tickets in hand. You feel all set and ready for your big trip, so make one last check to see if you forgot anything. At this juncture, it’s important to think about whether you’re leaving home without having set up some crucial defenses against malware, identity theft and […]