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Rio Olympics pose security risks to travelers

Maria Korolov | July 7, 2016
Physical safety isn't the only thing that travelers need to worry about at the Rio Olympics -- security experts warn that travelers need to be extremely careful when they access computer networks, as well

He also recommended using Passpoint-certified Wi-Fi providers when possible. This is a standard backed by the Wi-Fi Alilance and the Wireless Broadband Alliance, and supported by Boingo, iPass, and other Wi-Fi providers.

Internet cafes in and around stadiums and hotels are particularly risky, said Barak. "Hackers target these locations regularly because of a high rate of unsuspecting users being in these locations."

Another potential threat is mobile apps that leak data, said Yaniv Sulkes, AVP of marketing at network security vendor Allot Communications. Businesses should educate their employees about how to minimize these risks. There are also network-based and cloud-based tools available that can help companies control these apps.

 

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