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Hotel Fear

Everyone, it seems, has a different way of passing their time in a hotel. Some hit the town, many hit the restaurants, a lot hit the bars and more than a few hit the pay-per-view. And some of us try to get some work done, and use the wireless or Ethernet connections at $12.95 a day to connect to the home office.

But like the food in the restaurants or some of the creeps in the bars, these connections aren't always safe. It seems hotels are far more interested in collecting their fees than in protecting your machine. Many of these Ethernet networks are hubs that are completely unsecured. And the wireless ain't much better -- most are also simple hubs.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 07, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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