Cyber Criminals Love Free Airport Wi-Fi

Airports make ideal hunting grounds for cyber criminals, in part because there are so many easy marks in one place.  

The latest Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report surveyed thousands of adults who used public Wi-Fi hotpots in 15 countries and found that travelers don’t think twice about connecting to any network that will get them online. More than half (53%) even admitted they can’t tell a secure network from an insecure one.

And another Norton study, the LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report, released last spring, determined that two thirds of Americans are willing accept risks to their online privacy in exchange for convenience.

But it gets worse. A report from security experts Coronet collected data from more than 250,000 users traveling through the nation’s 45 busiest airports and found that the vast majority of public Wi-Fi systems at airports posed a notable risk to passengers’ devices

Read more at Forbes


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