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Consumer data is a million dollar commodity. And everyone from legitimate companies to hackers invests in ways to gather it. They are going after Android users more because they are more vulnerable. E-commerce sites are also a target because of the data they usually hold on their customers. Kit Kat and Jelly Bean VPNs are of great value in helping consumers protect their sessions.
NFC and E-commerce Snooping
Hackers still go after credit card and bank account details when they can get them. But most of the time they seek just about any kind of personal data they can get their hands on. To make matters worse, the move towards digitally stored data has made data snooping easier.
Near Field Communications (NFC) allows data stored on smartphones and tablets to be automatically sent to computer systems. NFC technology is being integrated into transportation systems, payment processors, and retail stores. It uses short-range wireless communications similar to RFID to transfer data like names and bank account numbers between nearby devices like. It is meant to make purchasing everyday necessities like train tickets and morning coffees easier.
The danger with NFC is that it can identify users and their financial details. And it is not secured by any means, such as pairing codes are used for Bluetooth data transfers. NFC can be used at any contactless payment terminal to recognize a consumer’s name and account through the SIM card. It also sends purchase histories, and even device owners’ preferences and regular travel routes. It is a popular idea because it is an easy form of payment done through a simple mobile app. But NFC technology allows skilled hackers to easily access this prime consumer data.
Kit Kat and Jelly Bean VPNs Against Snooping
Most mobile users are aware of the dangers of using public WiFi. These networks are notorious for housing lurking hackers. But their continued popularity among cyber thieves means that many people still use them unprotected. Luckily, Kit Kat and Jelly Bean VPNs can still protect consumers from many WiFi dangers. WiFi snooping remains the most popular form of consumer data hacking because it reveals so much. Internet users need to keep their Kit Kat and Jelly Bean VPNs on at all times when connecting to any public WiFi.
There is a new danger to Internet users called ClickJacking. ClickJacking is a ploy that lures users to enter their personal details on fake webpages. The hackers create these pages to look like the forms that users find on legitimate websites. It’s a new form of phishing that users need to watch out for. Kit Kat and Jelly Bean VPNs cannot protect users if they choose to enter their personal data. However, Kit Kat and Jelly Bean VPNs secure the users’ IP addresses if they unintentionally end up on one of those pages. Their IP addresses contain personal data that can be used by the hackers to attempt another attack.