NextAdvisor Blog - Technology

Wi-Fi Alliance Announces New WPA3 Security Protocol: Here’s How It’ll Protect You

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced a new security protocol for wireless routers, so we're explaining what you need to know about the WPA3 protocol.
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Phone Porting: How Hackers Can Hijack Your Mobile Phone Number

Passwords and two-factor authentication are no match for phone porting attacks. Learn how hackers can exploit your phone to access your online accounts.
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‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’: What to Know About These Major Exploits

We dig into the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre exploits to explain how they impact you and what you can do to protect yourself.
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The Force Was Not with 2017’s Worst Passwords, But It Can Be with Yours

What's new with 2017's worst passwords list and what can these examples of what not to do teach us about cybersecurity in 2018? We have the breakdown.
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Tactics Phishers Use to Target Tech-Savvy Consumers

Phishing scams are evolving. To keep up, learn the strategies that phishers use to fool even the most tech-oriented people.
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Can Children Be Data Breach Victims?

Although we do our best to keep our kids safe, there are aspects of our technology-filled world that can cause our children to become data breach victims.
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The Dangers of Free Mobile Games

Learn how some free mobile games make tons of money with predatory in-app purchases, and how you can put restrictions on your mobile spending.
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How to Tell If Your IoT Devices are Part of a Botnet

Is a botnet making your smart toaster commit cybercrimes? Learn how you can test your Internet-connected devices for botnet malware infection.
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Protecting Your Privacy: Anonymizing the Digital Details of Your Life

Digital data seems to be everywhere these days, but is there a way for consumers to manage who collects it? Learn why protecting your privacy is important.
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Cybercriminals are Using HTTPS Phishing Sites: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?

Unfortunately, cybercrime doesn't sleep, and new research indicates that 25% of phishing sites now use HTTPS. How can you avoid these HTTPS phishing sites?
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