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Double-check for HTTPS when you’re on a shared network

It’s just one letter, but there’s a big difference between HTTP and HTTPS in a URL. HTTPS encrypts all page and form data on the site in question, making it essential when using sensitive applications like online banking or e-commerce. If you’re using Wi-Fi in a cafe, hotel or school, checking for HTTPS is critical […]

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 […]

Share Wi-Fi passwords using a built-in iOS feature

When you have friends, family or other visitor to your home, chances are some of them will want access to your Wi-Fi. Rather than typing in a long password that the other person might see, you can use the Wi-Fi sharing feature in iOS 11 and later that allows you to grant access to others […]

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.

Back to School- Basic Laptop Protection for Teens and Tweens

It’s that time again. The back-to-school season is more than just a busy transition period marked by new classes and purchases of notebooks and ink pens. It’s also one of the biggest tech upgrade cycles of the year, as students buy tablets and laptops for schoolwork and swap out their old phones for the latest […]