I am a HotSpot Shield ambassador and user. All opinions are my own.
Usually before Halloween, internet searches for pumpkins, costumes, and tutorials become more prevalent. And sometimes those searches turn into people loosing their information online.
How? Sometimes hackers make false links online, like for a tutorial to make a costume. People will click on it and on the new page it will tell you that if the link isn't working, then "click here" to download the tutorial. So people do and then a popup comes up saying your computer is invested with viruses. The popup then begins to "scan" your computer and tells you if you want to get rid of them, to pay xx amount of dollars by putting in your credit card information. Now for some people that would be a huge red flag but for others, they will think it's real and actually put in their information. And bam, they just gave their information to a hacker.
Other Halloween tricks that hackers use are links promising you a big giveaway or even free items. Like "Click here for a FREE $500 gift card for Halloween!". Then when you click the link, your computer becomes infected and the hackers can access all your information.
These are just two ways that hackers are now using Halloween pranks online. So if you don't currently protect your WiFi, then you need to with HotSpot Shield. It's a free download that will block all your information from being seen to anyone online. So if hackers try to access your computer, they will be blocked completely.
And since it's free, there is nothing to loose by trying it! You can also sign up for Elite which gives you even more protection online too.
Are you currently protected from Halloween hackers?