Today I posted the second part of my four part article “Security in a Mobile World”.Â Â This article part, the prior part, and the remaining 2 parts will continue to be published at Mobility Today.
Public wireless hotspots are, by definition, meant to be public, and so it goes that private hotspots are meant to be private, regardless as to whether or not the hotspot is encrypted to keep unauthorized users out. This is the same as recognizing the difference between a grocery store and a residential home. A grocery store is open to the public, and you can walk through the door and browse among the aisles to your hearts content. Likewise, it is generally understood that it is completely unacceptable for someone to just walk into another personâ€™s home unannounced. It needs to be understood and accepted that a private Wi-Fi LAN is essentially an extension of someoneâ€™s personal property.
If you would like to read the entire 2nd part of this article, click here.