Tips to Counter Emerging Privacy Risks

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Using free Wi-Fi at a local coffee shop or other business may seem harmless, but how do consumers know if the network they’re connecting to actually belongs to the coffee shop? Unbeknownst to many users, hackers can easily set up a hotspot, call it “Coffee Shop Free Wi-Fi” and lure in victims, leaving their computer and personal information exposed. This is a form of “man in the middle” attack. It can capture Internet activity, modify pages, inject malware, and capture cookies to impersonate users online.

Most people know what cookies are or know not to click on suspicious links, but there are a number of hidden online hazards that could present risks to unsuspecting consumers. Anonymizer, Inc., a global leader in online privacy, anonymity, and identity protection solutions, is observing National Cyber Security Awareness Month by shedding light on privacy risks of which users may not be aware.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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