Threats Permeate Wi-Fi Hotspots

    Date27 Aug 2010
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    In the post 9-11 real world, thanks to heightened security measures, an airport terminal is one of the safest places for travel. But in the virtual world, it's still extremely vulnerable. A recent research note by a leading Symantec engineer warned of potential "scareware," which is a fake anti-virus software system that appears on your computer, floating through a Wi-Fi network in an airport terminal. Web security experts say this type of malware is just one of the many examples of the threats that occur in Wi-Fi hotspots. "If you're traveling away from home or the workplace where there is a degree of control, as soon as you connect to someone else's network, whether its' an airport terminal, caf
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