Many of us are travelers, and all of us are connected in one way or another. If you’re like me, you may have found yourself looking for a Wi-Fi connection at an airport or hotel and seen something like “Free Public Wi-Fi” as an available connection.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably been a little suspicious. What reliable network administrator sets up such an unimaginative name for his wireless access point?
Because it turns out that just about anyone with administrator privileges and an Internet connection can play network admin, and not everyone – especially those offering things “for free” – has the public’s best interest at heart.
Ecce: Some pretty good gouge from the LA Times on how to avoid hacking, malware and botnet participation.