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+ - Security risks encircle Wi-Fi at RSA conference

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Frosty Piss
Frosty Piss writes "When top security gurus gathered in San Francisco last month for the RSA Conference, a Boston company decided to point its radar toward the airwaves and see how much of the show's wireless activity it could see. What they found was that many of these experts had not taken the basic precautions to protect their online activity while using public Wi-Fi. The Boston hackers could eavesdrop on more than half of the wireless traffic of conference attendees. Amit Sinha, chief technology officer of AirDefense found that 56 percent of 623 devices — laptops, cell phones, personal digital assistants and PCs — were susceptible to attacks. Read about it in the Seattle Post Intelligencer."

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