Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wifi Hot Spots Could Be Watching You

Most People don't realize the risks involved when logging onto a public Wifi network. Computer criminals can set up a fake hotspot which you may accidentally log into. When that happens everything that you type can be viewed by the criminal. ( which would be very helpful when you log into your online bank account). What you can do to prevent such an incident is to ask the cafe owner for the name of its network.Also when trading online stocks be sure you are going over the "https" link and not the "http" link as it is more secure. "https" is the standard used by banks and online trading firms.

Source usatoday

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