Posts Tagged ‘Wireless Networks’

Wireless Networks SecurityPublic Wi-Fi mobile hotspots are a hacker’s dream and a mobile user’s nightmare. The security tips listed below will help to keep your data safe while browsing online.

1. Choose Secure Networks 

Most hotspots have no security or very weak at best. Some Wi-Fi providers do maintain a secure network. Always use networks that have some form of encryption to reduce the chances of hackers getting into your data.  If you’re using Windows 7 onward, left click on the wireless network icon and hover over the SSID to see the type of security used. Steer clear of connections that show “Unsecured.” (more…)

Android HackedMalware is becoming an increasingly difficult issue to tackle for the Android operating system, but there are still ways that Android users can protect themselves. Many of the malware issues that are plaguing Android are fairly easy to detect and avoid, provided that you know what they are looking for.

1. Fake Utilities

There are numerous fake utility applications offered for Android devices that claim to increase the functionality of your device. Many of these utilities say that they will increase the battery power/speed/memory capacity/etc. Be skeptical about these claims that are too good to be true, they often are. Do your own research to determine whether the application is dangerous. Simply being a popular application should not imply that the application is reputable. Studies have found that a good percentage of popular applications still included malware and exploits. (more…)