Academy Hacker: Top 10 vulnerable airports where your device can be hacked
The aviation industry is growing, thanks to millions of passengers traveling around the world. According to Statista, in 2017, 36.8 million flights were operated worldwide while the Bureau of Transportation Statistics revealed [PDF]that in 2017, U.S.-based airlines transported over 746 million passengers to and from airports across the country.
For the airports, it is an opportunity to take advantage of the situation and make a hefty profit by providing travelers the most comfortable experience possible and one thing that can make things worth it is a secure WiFi connection at the airport which can be used by travelers to keep in touch with their contacts and also keep an eye on their work-related stuff. For this purpose, here is a map that shows free WiFi passwords from airports worldwide.
However, a place where millions of people come in and connect to WiFi spots; it also makes it a lucrative target for malicious hackers and cybercriminals. For this, here is a tool that can help you identify fake and malicious WiFi spots. But the threat still prevails since most of the people are ill-informed when it comes to cybersecurity or keeping their online presence secure.
According to a research [PDF] compiled by Coronet, a cybersecurity company it has been revealed that public WiFi spots at 45 busiest airports in the United States pose a massive security and privacy threat to travelers.
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