#1 By: Cory Doctorow, January 31st, 2014 03:14
#3 By: Maidhc Mac Roibin, January 31st, 2014 06:37
Every time I've gone through Pearson in the last few years, I've been kept waiting for hours before my flight finally boarded, Then there are the rude US Immigration people and the overpriced food once you get through security. I tried bringing my own food, but US Homeland Security decided it looked tasty so they confiscated it for their lunch.
The only saving grace was the free WiFi, so now I find that they are tracking me when I read boingboing and other sites. Or sending emails to my mother. "Yes we managed to get through security, I retrieved my shoes, now our flight is delayed for four hours."
I guess the way of the future is free Wifi and being spied upon, or pay for WiFi and maybe you will be spied upon.
#4 By: Ted Healey, January 31st, 2014 09:07
When I choose "free" wifi I always wonder what the caveat is. Now I know.
#5 By: morcheeba, January 31st, 2014 10:58
It's just as easy to passively* track you with paid wifi, too.
(* without cooperation from the wifi provider)
#6 By: Ted Healey, January 31st, 2014 11:49
Tru dat. But at least with paid Wifi, I have the theatre of security!
exeunt stage left...
#7 By: Cary, January 31st, 2014 12:32
When using free wifi, I usually use a ssh tunnel proxy for my browsing. Not sure how much it helps, but it gives me the warm-n-fuzzies...
#8 By: Wrecksdart, January 31st, 2014 14:02
For the last X years, I've been using a VPN service whenever I'm not on my home network (and sometimes even then). Having been the person running kismet (or wireshark or any variation thereof) to grab data out of the sky just to see what's floating around, I now see everyone else on the wireless network as a potential attacker and I try to secure my communications accordingly.
#9 By: Épinards & Caramel, February 1st, 2014 16:12
I now disable wifi on my devices whenever I can. This technology seems insecure at every level, and I'm not just talking about wep
By design, your devices broadcast the access points they know, giving anyone listening the list of the places you've been to.
#10 By: Cory Doctorow, February 5th, 2014 03:15
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