Unencrypted Wi-Fi Invites Hackers

Hackers with the right software and equipment can copy sensitive data while parked outside a building where unprotected Wi-Fi connections are in use.

Whether it’s at work, home or a coffee shop, hackers know that for some reason, people don’t think twice about logging on to whatever Wi-Fi signal they can find and sharing sensitive information. Both individuals and companies are careless with wireless security in ways they would never be with wired connections to networks.

The problem: Many people just don’t understand that these vulnerabilities exist. “The problem for consumers is that wireless is promiscuous connectivity,” Sinha said.

Full Article Here via Reading Eagle


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