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FTC Announces New Videos to Help You Be Secure Online

February 14th 2013 in Uncategorized

I like this. So many people take advantage of “free” wifi, but few realise the dangers.

The new video Using Public Wi-Fi Networks, explains that most public Wi-Fi hotspots don’t encrypt information you send through the network. So, if you login to an unsecured website — say a social networking site — or enter personal information in a web form, you may be sharing that information with others on the network. Hackers could use the information to hijack your accounts, or to impersonate you.

When using Wi-Fi, it’s important to know that secure hotspots require a password, and secure websites begin with https.

And more important videos:

  • Computer Security provides simple steps to help you protect yourself and your computer from scammers, hackers, and identity thieves.

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  These types of spoof emails still work, fooling too many people.  As always, if you hover your mouse cursor over the hyperlink it becomes easy to tell that the email is not legitimate.  

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