[PLUG-TALK] Unsecured Wi-Fi

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Wed Aug 14 12:38:37 PDT 2019

On Wed, 14 Aug 2019, wes wrote:

> IMO, the bigger problem is people who are unaware of the risks associated
> with "secure" wireless connections. The level of protection added with the
> most commonly used methods of encryption are paltry, at best. This leads
> people to have a false sense of security when connecting through them,
> thus causing the actual risk to be much higher, rather than lower.

Interesting points, Wes.

Perhaps it makes no difference whether one's identity and financial
information is stolen via a man-in-the-middle over open wi-fi or from the
financial instutions' web sites. Think CapitalOne, Equifax, First National
Title Insurance. The concept of privacy is no longer.



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