Wi-Fi Safety When Traveling

Any time you use a public Wi-Fi hot spot, you risk having your internet communications intercepted by a hacker. When you’re traveling and your brain is focused on R&R or business meetings, that vulnerability can increase, especially in unfamiliar locales. The two primary Wi-Fi hacks are a “man in the middle,” who positions himself between you and your Wi-Fi connection to track your online movements, and a hacker-developed fake hot spot, known as an “evil twin,” that mimics the name …

Top Phishing Scams on Social Media

Phishing attempts on social media have more than doubled over the past year as scammers find new ways to trick people into providing personal and financial information. During the first quarter of 2016, ploys to glean log-in credentials, credit card and other ID-worthy information soared 150 percent over the same period in 2015, according to Proofpoint, which provides social media security services to leading companies and nearly 225 million of their individual followers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and …

Communities Benefit From Digital Inclusion

Today, almost everyone in the United States has the option of purchasing an Internet connection. Yet tens of millions of Americans do not share in many of the social and economic benefits that Internet use affords. An increasing number of communities are taking action to address this issue. Beyond the digital divide The term “digital divide” first appeared 20 years ago to describe the gap between those who have access to the Internet and those who do not. The goal …

Tendencias en la búsqueda de trabajo en la era digital

Internet es un recurso clave para los estadounidenses en la búsqueda de trabajo, pero un mediano porcentaje carece de confianza en su conocimiento digital a la hora de buscar empleo. De acuerdo con una nueva encuesta realizada por el Pew Research Center, la mayoría de los adultos en Estados Unidos (54%) ha estado en línea buscando información de trabajo; 45% ha postulado a un trabajo en línea, y quienes tratan de conseguir empleo tienen las mismas probabilidades de haber recurrido …

Tracking Cookies Hard to Stomach? How to Stop Them

You know the drill: You visit a website — to price sneakers, view kitchen countertops, whatever — and when you continue to surf the Internet, you’re stalked by advertisements for Nikes and granite. This happens because of browser-tracking cookies, small files that websites store on your computer about you and your preferences. Cookies not only track your online activity (in theory, for more efficient future website visits) but also create a profile of you that is sold to advertisers. Get …

Conoce las ciudades donde funciona más rápido la conexión móvil

La ubicación es el factor número uno al elegir el mejor servicio de internet y servicio inalámbrico, según indica un reciente estudio sobre las mejores y peores ciudades para el desempeño de la telefonía móvil. Lo más probable es que sean altas las expectativas de tener un buen servicio si vives en una de las principales ciudades en Estados Unidos, o cerca de ellas, de acuerdo con RootMetrics, una compañía independiente de investigación inalámbrica, que analizó el desempeño de las redes de …