Most of us realize that we need to be careful not to access or transmit confidential information from our mobile devices (smartphone, tablet or laptop) and many know that connecting to Wi-Fi in public places can compromise the security of those devices.

However, the advance of technology can make our devices susceptible to cyber stalking even when we are not connected to wi-fi in a public place, as discussed in this article.

“Walk-and-stalk attacks use the signals emitted by a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet to pinpoint a specific individual in a given location. Armed with the right equipment it’s possible not only to detect these signals but to capture the user’s online credentials, and determine his daily habits, where he goes to work, what time he clocks on and off, and even where he lives.”

Take heed and be safe!

Judith Ackland has more than 26 years of experience in accountancy and financial planning, including seventeen years as a CFO of a diverse business. She started Crystal Financial in 2010 to help a wide array of individuals, families, and business owners better understand their finances and how good financial management could help them achieve their goals. Judith has an MA in Professional Accountancy from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as well as a Certified Public Accountant Certificate and a Certified Financial Planner designation.

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