Emerging Security Concerns in 2011
As the barriers to hacking are removed, the number of hackers will rise and the hunt will be on for the quickest route to the biggest payouts.
Warnings of the dangers of public Wi-Fi are not new, but the introduction of Firesheep in recent months showed just how dangerous being online through an unsecured connection can be. You know I'm not a fan of doing anything in a public location that could compromise my online safety.
So, it was with great interest that I stumbled across this Security Focus article on Twitter, linked by F Secure. It explains that you can go to the coffee shop to work, and work safely, as long as you do so wisely. The article is actually a few years old-it mentions IE7 in beta form-and some of the tips are outdated because of it.
A nice companion piece to the Security Focus post is this one, which focuses on the dangers that lurk in unsecured connections. Writer Donna Buenaventure lists the following threats looming in public hot spots:
Here's to a 2011 of safe computing!