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Your local public Hotspot could become a warzone

Seems that public hotspots are becoming a good place for those not so
nice in the IT world to unleash viruses, sniff sensitive information out
of the ether, etc etc.

This article
mentions some of things that are happening as well as some methods to
combatting attacks.

In general:

  • Have a firewall on your own machine up
  • If you’re not using the network, turn it off
  • Encrypt your communications as much as you can

Read more yourself

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{ 2 } Comments

  1. Bill | September 22, 2005 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    For hoyspot security, you can’t go wrong with personalVPN™ by WiTopia, Encrypts all your traffic on wireless and wired networks and switches out your IP adress, and other Identifiers with an random WiTopia IP.

  2. WiFiMan | September 29, 2005 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Get real. That is only 128bit encrypption. HotSpotVPN has 256bit AES encryption!