1Skycure’s Tips for Safe Mobile WiFi Networking During the Holidays
2Top 10 Shopping Malls for Risky WiFi Networks
Skycure evaluated shopping malls across the United States and found some to be riskier than others. The Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas was ranked as the riskiest, as it had the highest number of potentially malicious WiFi access points that were detected by Skycure. But the remaining nine were in major population centers across the United States, including Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas and Minnesota.
3Free WiFi Can Be Risky
4Use Apps from Legitimate App Stores
There are multiple instances of malicious shopping apps designs to steal identification and financial information from consumers. While malicious apps can find their way into legitimate app stores, it is less likely the apps are malicious, as both Google and Apple are always checking apps to help protect users.
5Keep Your Mobile OS Up to Date
6Don’t Jailbreak Your Mobile Devices
7Mobile Security Risks Grows Over Time
8Most Devices Are Already at Risk
Even before users head to a shopping mall, more than half of all devices already are at medium-to-risk, according to Skycure. Risky devices are those that are under cyber-attack or already have been compromised. Skycure’s risk score takes into account user behavior, device vulnerabilities and configuration settings.