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Public Wi-Fi Hotspots: Is Someone Eavesdropping?

Posted: March 30, 2012 11:19 am
By: - Information Security  

Are you reading this while sipping an espresso in a Starbucks, using the coffee shop’s Wi-Fi network? Or perhaps you’re checking email, buying a blouse from Bloomingdale’s, streaming a movie, updating your Facebook page via the wireless network in a restaurant, a public park, an airport or hotel – either in the lobby or in your room.

In any of these circumstances, using a public wireless connection could mean trouble. That otherwise innocent-looking guy at the next table with his face buried in a latte and a laptop could be monitoring every keystroke you make and stealing your identity.

Wi-Fi eavesdropping isn’t hard, it’s more common than you think, and you’d never know – until it was way too late.

From Tech Goes Strong, By: Stewart Wolpin

Source: http://tech.lifegoesstrong.com/article/public-wi-fi-hotspots-someone-eavesdropping