DON’T LOSE YOUR CAFFEINE BUZZ TO CYBERCRIME
Mobile technology enables a cafe culture - consumers feel safe and comfortable checking Facebook, sending and receiving emails, downloading pictures, online shopping, conducting mobile banking and even accessing sensitive
documents over public Wi-Fi networks. Often, consumers are unaware of the severe cybercrime risks posed by these seemingly harmless tasks.
ThreatMetrix has outlined the following scenarios showing various risks associated with accessing personal and financial information in a coffee shop.
DON’T LET YOURSELF GET BURNED BY A CYBERCRIMINAL.
Hackers use this device to intercept a user's Internet connection, granting them full visibility of the user's L internet traffic.
NETWORK SCANNER SCENARIO
HI-RES VIDEO CAMERAS ON MOBILE PHONES
Social Aspect As Well
Be careful when entering passwords and pulling out your credit cards around
- Don’t wave your credit card/ smartphone around
- Make sure to update software
- Install anti-virus software
- Use your own secure network
- Beware of suspicious USB drives
Did you know? 20% of consumers don’t update computer security software beyond the initial 3-month trial period.
Alter the type of behavior and the business you conduct in these types of environments.
PRECAUTIONS / PREVENTIONS / TIPS
SOURCES: isa.org, computerworld.com, netsecurity.about.com