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Adelaide Techguy On Radio – Notes – W/C 2nd June – Updated

Free WIFI – Should I Be Concerned

Should you do your banking on one or any financial transactions , such as shopping on free open wifi networks.

These are open wifi networks , which means that traffic , your internet surfing is not encrypted , that means people ( bad guys ) can see what you are doing.

There are 3 ways you can be attacked 

  1. There are “man in the middle attacks” where a hacker puts themselves between 2 computers and intercepts or changes communication between them 
  2. “Packet sniffers” where people use computers or mobile devices to intercept any information sent over unsecured wifi 
  3. Fake wifi networks which masquerade as legitimate networks in order to steal information 

So what do they steal ?

  • Use names and passwords for online banking , social media , emails , shopping 

So what should you do to prevent this?

  • Make sure your antivirus and firewall are on and working
  • Connect to the internet using “ public network on your computer “ which means you should not be sharing any files 
  • Turn off file sharing
  • Make sure the websites you visit start with https in the address bar 

If you want to do banking , turn off wifi , setup a hot spot with your smartphone and use its internet capabilities , this is far safer or just use your banks app from your smartphone or tablet 

The same applies to internet cafes , I would not do any banking on them as they can be a hotbed of insecure browsing due to little security maintenance being done on them.

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App Of The Week

Dog Whistler 

Sometimes you need to communicate directly on a frequency only heard by Superman and dogs. The aptly named Dog Whistler app does just that, allowing you to play a vast range of frequencies for canine training, with oscillations ranging from a slow 500 Hz to a fast 5 KHz. Dog Whistler features a motion-detection alarm that will help keep pets off of your furniture, and you can share your custom whistle with a friend over Facebook, Twitter or email once you’ve found the perfect frequency.

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

1 comment on “Adelaide Techguy On Radio – Notes – W/C 2nd June – Updated

  1. I use dog whistler to locate my kids as most teens/kids can pick up between 16-17khz.Give it a short blast and my kids yell out "DAD".Kids found and I don’t have to yell out and ruin my chances at father of the year.

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