Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2013

Ice Totally Gaming WiFi HACKED!

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The iGaming Post has received two separate reports from visitors at the recent Ice Totally Gaming Exhibition and Conferences that they have had their laptops and mobile phones hacked while attending the Clarion hosted event.

Both complaints said that they had their bank details taken and used to purchase online items, including a £2,500 watch.

Also Becky Liggero from CalvinAyre has also complained about her own details being stolen and her bank details used to shop online illegally before bank fraud staff informed her and blocked the account, all while using the Wifi offered at the ExCel centre during Ice Totally Gaming.

Have you had your laptop or mobile hacked last week at Ice Totally Gaming? If so please do contact us.

Apart from the hacking of the ExCel Wifi what was your opinion of the new location and Clarion Gaming’s event last week?

Do send in your comments to us.

Here are some tips from our Technology expert to avoid being hacked while using public WiFi:

Finding a free public Wi-Fi hotspot can be a lifesaver in the age of electronic communication, but it also can be a nightmare for your information’s security.

The default security settings and firewalls on your smartphone, tablet or notebook may not be strong enough to prevent prying eyes. But there are some steps you can take for some added protection:
1. Turn off sharing. You can share files, music and remote login from your own private home Wi-Fi, but you need to disable these settings before connecting to public Wi-Fi. Otherwise, anyone in your vicinity can hack into your PC.

2. Avoid automatically connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots. Your smartphone or tablet may be set to connect to any available Wi-Fi hotspot, a setting that can seriously endanger your privacy. That would allow your device to connect to a public network without your express permission, or it may automatically connect you to a network set up to steal information.

3. Confirm the network name. Sometimes hackers will set up a fake Wi-Fi network to attract unwitting users. For example, the public Wi-Fi network in your neighbourhood Starbucks may not be called “Free Starbucks Wi-Fi.” If you’re in a cafe, coffee shop or other business, check with an employee.

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