Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Alan Brill and Brian Lapidus Quoted in Reader’s Digest

Apart from the convenience, public Wi-Fi hotspots pose a credible threat that allows identity thieves and cybercriminals means to monitor what you’re doing online and steal your passwords, your personal information - or both. “The two biggest threats to using public Wi-Fi are hackers who are able to set up ‘man-in-the-middle’ attacks and intercept all your activity on that network, combined with the inherent lack of privacy posed by unsecured connections,” said Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps.

Alan’s concern was shared by Brian Lapidus, a Global Practice Leader in the Identity Theft and Breach Notification practice of Kroll, who further highlights that public Wi-Fi is subject to breach through lax or nonexistent security; shared passwords, in fact, allow for anyone nearby to tag the network and access your personal information. Additionally, Brian reveals best practices and early warning signs to help stay vigilant to such wanton attacks.  

Read the full article in Reader’s Digest here.