NY Senator Urges Increased Public Wi-Fi Security.

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     H4TT1fn4TT 
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    NY Senator Urges Increased Public Wi-Fi Security
    Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) calls on popular websites to default to HTTPS

    If Senator Charles Schumer gets his way, popular websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon will default to more secure protocol — HTTPS instead of HTTP — to prevent identity theft in Wi-Fi hotspots like coffee shops and libraries.

    http://www.dailytech.com/NY+Senator+Urges+Increased+Public+WiFi+Security/article21011.htm

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     AndyB67 
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    That still won’t stop man in the middle attacks against users in these locations, just may make them a little harder

  • #38463
     hayabusa 
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    Just means that the Senator (and those who listen to him) had better be wary of their ssl certificates, etc, and be watchful.  sslsnoop and other tools are NOT their friend.  😛

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     awhitehatter 
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    @AndyB wrote:

    That still won’t stop man in the middle attacks against users in these locations, just may make them a little harder

    Agreed, but at least there is starting to be recognition in the political realm. People are still not aware they are at risk and continue on using “password” for everything.

    Of course on the flip side, I’m a little uncomfortable with the Government making these “requirements”… I think better time is spent in programs like Stop.Think.Connect.

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