Security scare for business laptops
Business travellers are unwittingly making company secrets available to rivals by ignoring the risks of local wireless networks, known as wi-fi hotspots, security experts warn.
IT security experts who have carried out checks at hotels, railway stations and other public places equipped with wireless internet access technology have found the networks and users' computers are often insecure. "It's actually happening: there is competitive intelligence being gathered," said Richard Hollis, chief executive of Orthus, a security firm.
By Chris Nuttall at the Financial Times.
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