February 23, 2011

Finally Catching Up With the Rest of Us

Looks like the NY Times is finally catching up on their tech warnings to their subscribers. Guess what! Firesheep, which was released last October, might be a security problem when using public wifi…

Gee. Ya think?

Well, at least they are finally warning people. A four month lag in that warning seems to be a bit excessive, but better late than never I suppose.

Yeah… using a wifi hot spot is not the safest way to access your internet accounts - especially those things like email that you would like to keep private.

One sentence caught my eye and left me gaping at the screen.

Until recently, only determined and knowledgeable hackers with fancy tools and lots of time on their hands could spy while you used your laptop or smartphone at Wi-Fi hot spots.

Thus she has declared, anyone who bothered to do just a modicum of reading and play around with a couple of freebie tools, available to the world with step by step instructions (for years), is a “knowledgeable hacker with fancy tools” - who knew!

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