Using Airport and Hotel Wi-Fi Is Much Safer Than It Used to Be

by Larry Emmott on November 26, 2018

in Internet,Security

Good News From WIRED:

AS YOU TRAVEL this holiday season, bouncing from airport to airplane to hotel, you’ll likely find yourself facing a familiar quandary: Do I really trust this random public Wi-Fi network? As recently as a couple of years ago, the answer was almost certainly a resounding no. But in the year of our lord 2018? Friend, go for it…

“If you’re in the US, the web is pretty well encrypted. It’s unusual to go to a website that matters and it’s not HTTPS,” says Tod Beardsley, director of research at security firm Rapid7. “Because of that, the threat, and really the risk, of going on even sketchy local Wi-Fi has dramatically dropped.”

Source: Using Airport and Hotel Wi-Fi Is Much Safer Than It Used to Be | WIRED

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