If you’ve ever attended one of my OAS or association security sessions then you’re well aware of the dangers posed by public Wi-Fi networks. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times.
- Know who you’re connecting to
- Use SSL whenever accessing sensitive information
- When possible use a VPN
If you’re a frequent traveler, the risk of this type of breach likely outweighs the expense of a cellular data plan.
This post from ShoeMoney does an excellent job of explaining just how easy it is to capture or access your personal information. Considering the ease in acquiring these tools and the documentation, one can imagine what a sophisticated hack may expose.
I know security is boring and nobody wants to invest time or money in it. Trust me and take some time, read the post, and you will think a little differently about “free” Internet access. If nothing else you’ll know how to…
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