Top hacker details how to avoid cybercrime

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(MoneyWatch) With the National Republican Convention fast approaching at the end of August, security expert and ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick has been working with security firm KnowBe4 to advise the expected 45,000 attendees about how to protect themselves from cyber-attack.

Mitnick and KnowBe4 say that this is critical due to the threats facing the convention; as many as 15,000 protesters are expected to show up at the event.

To ensure computer security at the convention, Mitnick has the following recommendations (which are actually commonsense best practices for any public use of your laptop, tablet, or smartphone). So even if you have no plans to attend the RNC, read on and stay safe out there.

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