These so-called hacktivists are kind of heroes of mine, and the elephants not so much. I could tell you exactly how to keep them out, but I'll let Kevin Mitnick do it. You see once a long long time ago, like before the iPhone long time ago, there was this master hacker who got busted and went white hat. Well, he's throwing out some decent tips on how to keep yourself safe while attending, or reporting on, or protesting, or just hanging around one of the biggest targets for hackers ever.
1. Make sure no one is watching while you enter your credentials on both public and private kiosks. Just because it's your computer, someone can still hit it remotely if they have your passwords. (Oh and thanks Kevin you left me to add in the private part. Thought you were better than that.)
2. Public kiosks are hacking targets, and could be infected with malware that records keystrokes. Do not log into bank accounts or other confidential websites from shared computers, and don’t type anything that you wouldn’t want to see splashed across tomorrow’s headlines. (Again this could apply to your own computer too. Run some anti-malware software all the time... We've been over this.)
3. Under no circumstances should you conduct any financial transactions — including online banking or purchases — over a wireless network. Your account information or credit card data can easily be compromised. (You know what, you money-grubbing Republicans, go ahead, please, I beg you to enter your account information publicly.)
4. Exercise caution when connecting to a wireless network. Make sure you are logging into a legitimate event-sponsored network, and not a Wi-Fi network that is merely designed to look like an official network. (I'm not even going to elaborate here. If you're dumb enough to fall for this one, you don't deserve to vote.)
5. Turn off Bluetooth on your mobile devices when you’re not using it. Hackers can use Bluetooth to easily access your laptop, tablets and mobile phones. (Bwahahahaha, oh I bet you don't even know how.)
If you want to try and stay safe despite my open hostility, I will be kind enough to send you to Mr. Mitnick's site KnowB4 . He has all the tips and hints that will help you, where this author doesn't even want to do anything of the sort for you.