Home About Archives RSS Feed

Holy cow!

Allen Jezouit, @BerkshireCountyBusiness

Talk about some scary stuff! Evidently you don't need a genius IQ and a ton of expensive hardware to be a cyber security threat anymore. That means all of us need to be on our guard. Unsecured wi-fi networks - like in coffee shops - are pretty scary places. Your personal information is evidently not safe there in the least.

A recent New York Times story, "New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger threats to Wi-Fi Users" (Kate Murphy, Feb 16, 2011) provides some startling info.

"You may think the only people capable of snooping on your Internet activity are government intelligence agents or possibly a talented teenage hacker holed up in his parents’ basement. But some simple software lets just about anyone sitting next to you at your local coffee shop watch you browse the Web and even assume your identity online."

Read the entire story here.

0 Comments
Tags: security, web security      
News Headlines
College Notes: January 2018
'The Post': The Stuff of Pulitzers
Cheshire to Seek Interest in Reuse of School
Medical Marijuana Company Plans Recreational Sales in Pittsfield
North Adams Airport Commission Down Two Members
Coffee Kiosk Eyed For First Street Common in Pittsfield
Heskett Lifts Williams Men's Basketball Over Amherst
Waste District Scales Down District Survey
Fairview Earns National Recognition As A Top Hospital
North Adams Happenings: Jan. 17-23


Categories:
Economy (11)
Finance (4)
Marketing (17)
Sales (4)
Archives:
Tags:
Public Safety Bigcommerce Nobel Prize Books Search Engine Optimization Civil Liberties Survey Sales Web Security Berkshire County Custom Business Solutions Facebook Massachusetts Advertising Deficit Cnbc Measure Social Media Small Business Marketing Seo Williamstown Budget Seminar Chamber Of Commerce Economy Unemployment Election Marketing Ecommerce Cash Flow Analysis Education Entrepreneur Financials Security Berkshire Direct
Popular Entries:
JC Penney and "black hat" SEO
Easier and easier
Chamber Seminar: Email Marketing
Holy cow!
What will the Berkshires look like in 20 or 25 years?
Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded for Theory on Why Unemployment Remains So High
Is anyone else feeling this way?
Why does "Tea Party" have to equal "Right Wing" or "extremist"?
Leadership
Invade my privacy all you want
Recent Entries:
Chamber Seminar: Email Marketing
That didn't take long
Holy cow!
JC Penney and "black hat" SEO
Easier and easier
Chamber Seminar on eCommerce
Gotta love 2011 so far!
Mass., NY could lose more seats in Congress
The 12 Days of Holiday Revenue Maximization for Your Online Store
5 New Online Services Perfect for Small Businesses