The unvarnished truth about unsecured Wi-Fi

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    Interesting article. The thing to remember is that everything she discusses in this article depends on this (her quote):

    "If file sharing has been left on or the personal firewall is misconfigured it's relatively easy to access the computer via an open Wi-Fi network."

    Anybody using an open WiFi network at home to establish plausible deniability (as advocated by Briuce Schneier) would know to turn off file and print sharing and would (hopefully) know how to properly configure a router.

    The "threat" about using even ssl-protected sites is still based on her two big 'IFs" which could provide an attack using rogue programs on your own computer to capture the information.
     
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