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How To Surf Safely When On Holiday

The peak summer holiday season was quite disappointing for most of us. As a result, many have rescheduled trips for later in the year, hoping to catch a little sunshine during half term or later. So as you prepare your technology for your next holiday, you should also consider how to use your devices safely too. Lock your devices securely Portable electronic
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:13 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips security tips Travel

Four spyware apps removed from Google Play

We identified the Overseer malware in an application that claimed to provide search capabilities for specific embassies in different geographical locations.  Through close collaboration with an enterprise customer, Lookout identified Overseer, a piece of spyware we found in four apps live on the Google Play store. One of the apps was an Embassy search tool
Publish At:2016-09-16 10:00 | Read:3448 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security android business travel Embassy Google Play mobile

Only 10% protected – Interesting study on travelers’ security habits

Kaisu who is working for us is also studying tourism. Her paper on knowledge of and behavior related to information security amongst young travelers was released in May, and is very interesting reading. The world is getting smaller. We travel more and more, and now we can stay online even when travelling. Using IT-services in unknown environments does howeve
Publish At:2015-08-24 21:20 | Read:4140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Phone Security Social media cellphone communication I

Secure Remote Access During Holidays

In many parts of the world there was a holiday period and celebration of the New Year, and it reminds me that the world has holiday periods all year round. What happens to your remote access demands during holidays? One would think that being on holiday means no one needs access to corporate resources, correct? Sometimes I really wish that were true. Sadly,
Publish At:2015-01-26 11:05 | Read:3691 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security holiday mobility remote access security travel

Viator(dot)com Data Compromise: Are You Affected?

You may well be seeing an email appearing in your inbox from Viator.com, a website designed to help you find tours and trips overseas with none of the typical messing about such tasks usually involve. The emails have been sent out because it appears they had a breach and anything up to 1.4 million customers may have been potentially impacted by the compromis
Publish At:2014-09-23 13:20 | Read:3885 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security breach compromise security travel viator

Leave these Vacation Scams at the Border

With the summer slowly winding down, you’ll likely see a barrage of flights become cheaper in one last attempt to jet you off to new sights and sounds. There’s a lot of good travel advice doing the rounds in relation to common travel scams and things to be wary of, and thought I’d share them with you. First up, we have an Infographic over a
Publish At:2014-08-26 23:20 | Read:4497 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert fake fraud holiday scam tips travel

Another scam variation – advance travel payment

We all know that there are scammers on the net, actually a lot of them. The common forms of scams are already well known, Nigerian letters and advance payment scams for example. But scammers do develop their methods to fool more people. I recently saw a warning about an interesting variant where the scammers ask for advance payments for travel services. This
Publish At:2014-08-22 16:20 | Read:5277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Threats Security Shopping Web credit card crime hacki

Vacationing This Summer? Don’t Get Burned By Criminals & Online Threats!

Summer is a time to get away, to relax, and just to forget about it all. But make sure you don’t let your guard down! When you go on vacation, criminals go to work. Take the right precautions or your trip could cost you much more than the price of airfare and hotel stay!Click on image to enlarge
Publish At:2014-08-15 01:04 | Read:4274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Online Privacy PC security airport destinati

On artificially-bounded futures

I flew back to MIT recently for the GNU 30th Anniversary Celebration and Hackathon, thanks to a generous travel scholarship from the Free Software Foundation. All I had to do was never, ever run any proprietary javascript in my browser and something something something about firstborns. Seemed like a net win. The hackathon itself was fun. I spent most of it
Publish At:2014-08-10 13:50 | Read:4564 | Comments:0 | Tags:hacktivism travel boston career gnu mit