A Case Against City WiFi

Posted: February 17, 2016 / Author: Dror Liwer

The advantages of city-wide, free WiFi seem obvious. Internet access for people of all income levels, convenience and constant connectivity are attractive to most urban-dwellers. However, municipal WiFi is one of the most dangerous places to conduct online activity. It is a hotbed of lurking commjackers. These commjackers take advantage of the open network and the thousands of trusting users. Commjacking an Entire City While this may sound far fetched, it really is not. A city equipped and connected with free, public and unsecure WiFi places an entire population at risk of personal data theft and consequential cyber crime. A…

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