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AOL Digital Matters - Computer Security Posts

Beware! Is Someone Watching You?

Isn't it annoying when you open your laptop on a plane and the nosy stranger sitting next to you peers at your screen? That's the least of your worries. Connecting your laptop to a plane's WiFi is just like connecting to a public WiFi hotspot and poses some very real security risks. Like what?


Life of a Hacker- A Hacker's Toolkit

There are many tools available that hackers can use to access your private communication in WiFi hotspots. This article by Jared Howe, Private WiFi's Senior Manager of Product Marketing Communications discusses some of the most well-known WiFi hacking tools.


Fact or Fiction? Top 5 computer myths debunked

When a "tech expert" says to buy a computer with more RAM, or that it's necessary to drain your battery completely before recharging it, how do you determine fact from fiction? There are many self-proclaimed experts spreading misinformation about how to operate technology. Many of these techies


The "Net's Most Hated Man" Incarcerated

The Internet gives everyone a virtual megaphone. Even the liars, lunatics and misogynists can reach the masses. One man who could be put in all three of those categories has been dubbed, "the net's most hated man." Why?