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How to see and boot off Someone using your WiFi

by Robert Siciliano

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You were taught to share your toys as a young child, but this doesn’t apply to letting others use your Wi-Fi. The difference between sharing the plastic shovel and sharing the wireless connection is that with the latter, who’s to say that the “thief” won’t eventually crash in on your private information? … Continue Reading

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Staying current: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

by Federal Trade Commission

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You may have heard about them in the news, through one of your favorite online shopping sites, or from a friend who always has the latest scoop on technology trends: cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are a way to buy things online — or in person, using a mobile app — with sellers who agree to accept them. … Continue Reading

Consumers Eager for Connected Technology

by Robert Siciliano

Tech Devices

Many of us are familiar with the Jetson’s TV cartoon that showed the life of a family in 2026 and how technology is a part of their everyday life. If you’re like me, some of the gadgets that George and his family had are probably things you thought were cool or would be convenient to have, especially the automatic meals that could be selected and then delivered with the push of a button or the flying cars. … Continue Reading

Answering the call about mobile tech

by Federal Trade Commission

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Have you ever snagged a great deal right from your tablet? Or maybe you’ve donated to a charity from your phone? Then you know first-hand that mobile technologies give us unprecedented efficiency and convenience. The FTC is addressing the issues that affect consumers as new mobile technologies come on the scene. … Continue Reading

“Digital IQ Initiative”

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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Consumers are increasingly online doing all kinds of transactions. These transactions often involve sharing personal and private information. Yet consumers might not be fully aware of how that personal and private information is being used and/or ways in which they could better protect themselves. … Continue Reading

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You were taught to share your toys as a young child, but this doesn’t apply to letting others use your Wi-Fi. The difference between sharing the plastic shovel and sharing the wireless connection is that with the latter, who’s to say that the “thief” won’t eventually crash in on your private information? … Continue Reading

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