Fighting Online Fraud
NEW YORK (AP) — People often use the Internet to seek out bargains this time of year. But those who use a smartphone or tablet to look for information should be aware there are likely to be people out there looking for YOUR information, too. One area of concern: Wi-Fi hotspots. While they can be helpful to those without their own mobile signal away from home, there can be dangerous, too. Pete Tyrrell of Digital Guardian says those who use a store's free Wi-Fi should be aware there may be people lurking on that same connection, ready to pick off sensitive data like credit card or other personal information. Also, be aware of old-fashioned nosy people; make sure others can't see personal information on your screen. That's important since screen sizes of smartphones have gotten so much larger.