Hackers infiltrate hotel Wi-Fi

Hackers infiltrate hotel Wi-Fi
News from ConsumerReports.org:

As Americans ramp up their planning for summer travel season, so is the risk of hackers infiltrating hotel Wi-Fi networks to steal guests’ passwords and other sensitive information. When you log into the hotel’s network, the Federal Trade Commission warns, you might get a pop-up for a software update. In fact, the pop-up is a scam: If you click to accept the download, you unknowingly load software designed to damage your computer or steal your information.

For more information about where you’re at risk, read “Your Secrets Aren’t Safe.”

If you decide to use a public Wi-Fi network, protect yourself by taking these precautions:

  • Login or send personal information only to websites you know are fully encrypted. Look for “https” in the URL—the “s” stands for “secure.” If you are switched to an unencrypted page, log out right away.
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Report: More than 15 months in, pot-infused edibles still confound
News from The Denver Post:

A year of debate, a slew of labeling regulations and multiple educational campaigns have not been effective in answering a critical question surrounding marijuana-infused edible products: How do you stop a consumer from eating too much?

Edibles — once thought to be the simple entry for those who wanted to try the newly legalized recreational drug — have been implicated in two suicides and one murder in the past 13 months. Only one edibles-related death has been confirmed by officials, but the family of 22-year-old Oklahoma tourist Luke Goodman, who fatally shot himself while on a March ski vacation in Keystone, immediately blamed his death on the infused edibles he overindulged in that day.

“It was 100 percent the drugs,” Kim Goodman said at the time, acknowledging that her son didn’t read the government-mandated warnings on the packaging and ended up eating five times the state’s recommended dose for edible cannabis.

Much of the regulatory debate…………… continues on The Denver Post

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