August 14, 2001

Airport web access offers open house to security risks

Author: JT Smith

Ananova: "Experts are warning the wireless internet connections on offer at airports may pose a security risk to users.

Wireless web networks are already a regular feature in frequent-flier lounges across the US and are being extended to many hotels and coffee shop chains.

In many cases users are unaware the lack of encryption means it may be easy for others to read their business e-mails and monitor their browsing."

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