How not to get hacked at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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by Duncan MacRae| 06 February 2014

6 top tips to keep your data protected.

With the Winter Olympics kicking off in Sochi, Russia, this week, the US State Department has warned that visitors should be cautious of hacking attacks and 'have no expectation of privacy, even in their hotel rooms'.

Former ethical hacker and VP at SafeNet, Jason Hart, says it is no supririse such a warning has been issued.

He notes: "Russia is one of the hacker capitals of the world, so those planning on attending the games, should ensure they are taking extra security precautions."

For those concerned about falling foul to a hacking attack during the Winter Olympics, SafeNet offers the following six tips to help visitors reduce the risk of being hacked and leave them free to watch the games, worry-free:

1. Disable Wi-Fi.

2. Disable Bluetooth.

3. Create a new web-based email account for your visit to Russia and only use this for the duration of your visit. But be sure not to send any important emails.

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