Beware the perils of being always on

Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 12:28 PM EST

If you bank online through a wireless connection, there’s a good risk of your authentication details becoming visible and vulnerable; ditto your credit card. While happily exploiting wireless facilities, we have to be aware that others might be anticipating this. So it is natural to worry about the security of these facilities and the way we habitually use them. But there is an even greater worry behind this, concerning evidence in cases of abuse.

By Neil Barrett at vnunet.

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