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|Europol, Warns Of Potential Data Theft With Free WiFi|
| 2:28 pm on Mar 7, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Clearly, the problem is getting out of hand and the police felt it was time to try and raise the profile of the problems.
As a WebmasterWorld community I think we all know of the risks, but i'm sure the wider audience probably doesn't even think of their phone on a public WiFi as being a problem.
|Sensitive information should not be sent over public wi-fi hotspots, to avoid hackers stealing it, Europe's top cybercrime police officer has warned. |
Troels Oerting, head of Europol's cybercrime centre, told BBC Click people should send personal data only across networks they trusted.
He said the warning was motivated by the growing number of attacks being carried out via public wi-fi.Europol, Warns Of Potential Data Theft With Free WiFi [bbc.co.uk]
| 4:17 pm on Mar 7, 2014 (gmt 0)|
My friends largely don't even know to use the https login page, so they broadcast their credz.
Plus they use the same password everywhere.
They claim they got "hacked" when it goes bad, am thinking we need a new word for it, "dolted" perhaps.
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