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World Cup security well executed if you don't count the Wi-Fi

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The company providing security for one of the World Cup venues in Brazil accidentally posted a photo containing the secret Wi-Fi password. Does it really matter? Was it even a secret to begin with?

In-flight WiFi providers go above and beyond to help feds spy on us

In-flight WiFi providers go above and beyond to help feds spy on us

Documents have come to light in which Gogo brags about how it not only complies with a federal law for compliance with law enforcement; it actually goes above and beyond requirements to give law enforcement extra special surveillance sauce, it says. And it's not the only one...

Take the 3-step Privacy Plan Diet

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Losing your grip on personal privacy is easy these days: the internet is never more than an arm's length away.

That's why we've come up with the 3-step Privacy Plan Diet - it's time to say "Hello" to the new you!

Businesses are building shopper profiles based on sniffing phones' WiFi

Businesses are building shopper profiles based on sniffing phones' WiFi

Location analytics companies are using consumers' phones to create portraits of people's habits as they go about their daily lives, whether that includes visits to nightclub, gyms, doctors' offices or whatever else you get up to in the day.

Use of Tor pointed FBI to Harvard University bomb hoax suspect

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It was the combination of the anonymizing service with the university's WiFi that gave investigators a short list of possible suspects, one of whom turned out to be a 20-year-old student trying to get out of a final exam.

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Google gets 35 days to wipe its WiSpy data

Google gets 35 days to wipe its WiSpy data

It sounds like the UK's ICO really, really means it this time, Google, in spite of this being the third time it's told you to ditch the Street View data.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Three wireless security myths - busted! [VIDEO]

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Last year Sophos looked at Wi-Fi security in London and Sydney and the results weren't fantastic.

So we thought it was time to make a short revision video, just in time for 2013 Cyber Security Awareness Week in New Zealand.

Nordstrom tracking customer movement via smartphones' WiFi sniffing

Nordstrom tracking customer movement via smartphones' WiFi sniffing

The department store has installed sensors in 17 US stores to collect information from customers' smartphones as those phones automatically scan for WiFi service. Nordstrom promises it's keeping the data anonymous.

Google: Yep, our cars steamrolled your privacy

Google: Yep, our cars steamrolled your privacy

A $7 million fine imposed by 38 US states will settle an investigation into Google's grab of private data - including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords - from unsecured wireless networks as its cars patrolled neighborhoods, snapping photos around the world.

Using Yahoo Mail? You should turn on this privacy option as soon as possible

Yahoo (finally!) to make SSL encryption the default for webmail

It has taken Yahoo a ridiculously long time, but it is finally rolling out an option that will help protect users' privacy when accessing their web-based email - HTTPS.

Securing a tablet for web browsing in six easy steps

Securing a tablet for web browsing in six easy steps

Taking your tablet online can make you vulnerable to an assortment of internet dangers, including identity theft and hackers. This is especially true if you’re taking advantage of a public hotspot rather than your home network.

Follow these simple steps to ensure safe and secure browsing no matter where you are.

Monday review: the hot 21 stories of the week

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In case you missed anything, here's a list of every story we've written in the last week, for your reviewing pleasure.

What is your phone saying behind your back?

What is your phone saying behind your back?

Do you always turn WiFi off on your smartphone before leaving the house or work? You might think there's no harm in having WiFi turned on but not connected to a network, but that's not necessarily the case.

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

In case you missed any of these stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Warbiking in London - insecure WiFi hotspots exposed [VIDEO]

Warbiking in London - insecure WiFi hotspots exposed [VIDEO]

WiFi security around London is leaving a lot to be desired.

Learn more in our video, and how you can protect yourself better.

Australian Privacy Commissioner lays the hard word on Google as WiFi data capture saga continues

Aussie Privacy Commissioner lays the hard word on Google as WiFi data capture saga continues

You're probably familiar with the Google Street View WiFi data collection saga by now.

It's not over yet, with the Australian Privacy Commissioner the latest critic to lay the hard word on Google.

Cybercrime trio sentenced for $3m hacking spree via WiFi and malware

Cybercrime trio sentenced for $3m hacking spree via WiFi and malware

A Seattle hacking triumvirate has received a collective quarter-century behind bars.

With a combination of wardriving and malware implantation, they made off with $3m plundered from company accounts - including straight from the payroll.

SWAT team raids wrong home in open WiFi network cock-up [VIDEO]

SWAT team raids wrong home in open WiFi network mix-up [VIDEO]

A heavily-armed police SWAT team broke down the door of a house in Evansville, Indiana, smashed windows and tossed a flashbang stun grenade into a living room.. all because of an unsecured WiFi connection.