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Hackers own all Wi-Fi hotspot data

Someone, somewhere, is sniffing your unencrypted wireless data, warns analyst. No unencrypted data passing over public access Wi-Fi hotspots is safe from the prying eyes of hackers using simple packet sniffing tools, industry analysts have claimed. According to analyst the Butler Group, existing security measures built into 802.11x wireless infrastructures is simply not good enough to protect data. “Forget Wired Equivalent Privacy and the new Wi-Fi Protected Access for public Wi-Fi hotspots; we must assume that any unencrypted traffic transmitted or received by our wireless adaptor is being sniffed by someone, somewhere,” the analyst said in its latest review of the industry. Full Story

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