‘Ransomware’ hacks and facts

By 2020, it is predicted that 24 billion devices will be connected to the internet. From smartphones, to tablets and fitness tracking gadgets, we can already record every aspect of our lives. Security chiefs have warned us that the rise in demand for these devices “leave us wide open to blackmail and fraud”. The term ‘ransomware’ stems from computer programmes that are stealthily installed on a device to gain ‘ransomable’ information.

Did everyone hear about the possibility to monitor suspects by hacking into Samsung TVs? Well these recent warnings come from leaked documents of the CIA doing exactly that.

When it comes to open WiFi networks, unfortunately there’s no real way to make sure your personal details are secure. The biggest threat to security free WiFi is the potential hacker waiting on the other end. By positioning themselves between you and the connection point, you’re sending your information through the hacker who directly intercepts important emails, credit card information and even security credentials to your business network. Also, by leaving your WiFi switched on, whether you are using your phone, tablet or laptop, the device is still transmitting data! Go figure! Don’t ask, just turn off your WiFi connection when you are not using it, it will save you a possible headache and your battery… happy days.

If you are one who puts connectivity on the top of your list on your travels (and your day to day), don’t worry… you’re not the only one. Most mobile users check their phone 150 times a day! *Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer’s

So, it stands to reason that you want an easy and cost efficient way to get online and more importantly… stay online!

YRoam’s portable WiFi device, the YR4 might become your new best friend when you hear what it can do…