It didnâ€™t take more than 15 minutes to get through the security checkpoint in the airport, so now I have an hour an a half to kill. Having a million things to do online, I decided to take advantage of the Sacramento Metro Airport â€œFree Wi-Fiâ€, available in the food court area.
I have a VPN tunnel connection so that I can browse the Internet securely, but I canâ€™t quite see all the other users of this Free WiFi being aware of the inherent dangers of Public WiFi Hotspots.
Itâ€™s really hard to recognize a hacker, sometimes they can look very professional in a suit and tie, so you can never be sure who is who. As I type this, I see six suits typing at their keyboards. Walking over to pickup my order, I observed at least one conducting what appeared to be personal banking on his laptop. I certainly hope that he practices safe computing by using a VPN tunnel. Thatâ€™s just not a good idea at Public WiFi Hotspots.
I guess that itâ€™s time for me to dust-off my 4 part series on Security in a Mobile worldâ€¦