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Slick Roads Overnight As Steadier Snow Tapers Off - Still Some Occasional Light Snow

A weak area of low pressure that has been producing mainly light snow this evening will push farther away from the region as we work into the late night hours. The steady,  light snow will be tapering to more scattered areas of light snow, with only minimal additional accumulations for the overnight hours. Still, expect slow and slick travel conditions to be around for the duration of the night.  Most areas have seen from 1-3" of snowfall. Lingering flurries will be around into Monday morning.

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The Bottom Line: Fake Wi-Fi hotspots

Updated: Thursday, July 10 2014, 09:46 PM EDT
NISKAYUNA -- It's one of the "hottest" ways that hackers try to get your personal information:  Using a fake Wi-Fi hotspot they can set up to track your every online move.
 
By using a piece of equipment bought online, they can set up a "copycat" hotspot wherever you might be using free Wi-Fi.
 
For example, at Gregory's Coffee, the store's actual Wi-Fi hotspot is called "Gregory's Coffee" - but security expert Caleb Huff set up a fake Wi-Fi hotspot called "Greg Coffee One."
 
After a user connected to the fake hotspot as a test, Huff was able to see that person's e-mail username and password.
 
"Once I have your password, if you're using the same password on your banking website... I can take your identity," Huff says.
 
What makes it even easier for hackers to get their hands on your information, is you allowing them to access it.
 
A recent survey by Consumer Reports found 62% of Americans do nothing online to protect their privacy.
 
The Bottom Line on one of the best ways to change that?
 
Experts say to buy a virtual private network, or VPN.  It will crypt everything from your device, and cost you $3 to $10 a month.
 
Finally, they say, the easiest way to protect yourself - make sure you're logging on to the correct Wi-Fi hotspot.The Bottom Line: Fake Wi-Fi hotspots


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