Top Online Security and Privacy Expert Urges Business-Leaders to Educate Employees on Best Practice
Unsecure Wireless Routers, Public Wi-Fi and Social Media Can Result In Malware Attacks and Identity Theft
One of the world's leading online security and privacy experts have warned that unprotected remote working and social media use can pose significant risks to both individuals and businesses across the
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According to security and privacy software pioneer
A recent study by Independent Security Evaluators of
Public WiFi is also highly susceptible to targeted attacks. A recent study found that a full 88% of hotspots at locations such as coffees shops and airports were unsecure.
"Everything from seemingly innocuous web searches and social media activity to run-of-the-mill app downloads can now trigger all manner of mayhem, whether it is confidential data falling into the wrong hands or process-crippling malware. This is a big concern for business leaders if employees are using computers or smart devices that also connect to workplace networks."
While awareness of the risks exits - a recent survey by
"Businesses clearly need to do more to protect their employees," added Gorodyansky.
"Modern workers are no longer anchored to a desk and lead far more mobile, interactive lifestyles. There are huge advantages to this, of course, but certain security measures must be in place. This should include educating on the basics such as updating passwords properly, clearing cookies, avoiding oversharing data via social media, and also the use of technology like VPNs to safeguard privacy and identity by encrypting all internet activities.."
"Information remains concealed and devices are also protected against malware, phishing, identity theft and other lurking Internet threats," Gorodyansky explains.
Hotspot Shield is growing by 250,000 new users per day and is the number one security app on the iPhone and iPad. It also ranks number one in the Apple App store's Productivity category in over ten countries.
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