London 2012 Olympics Threats, Online and in the Queue

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A team of over 16,000 outsourced security personnel, military troops and police officers will be on guard at the London 2012 Olympics, but physical security for Olympic fans may not be enough to keep them safe.  The Olympics, like any other large publicly favored event, is a hot target for cyber criminals and a hot topic for luring unsuspecting Internet users.

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While at the games you may be on the lookout for pickpockets, but also guard yourself against Wi-Fi thievery. Wi-Fi connections can potentially put you at risk for data theft, particularly your passwords
and private information. One of the best ways to ensure your information isn’t compromised when
using a public Wi-Fi network is not to send any sensitive information over the network, or by securing what is sent as much as possible. The best tip is don’t use public Wi-Fi. If you’re going to anyway, don’t do online banking.

For the insistent on using Wi-Fi while at the games, read PC Magazine’s Ten Tips for Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security.
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