Saturday, February 1, 2020

Why Public Wi-Fi is a Lot Safer Than You Think

Dear EFF, good job telling the people responsible for spreading most of the malware on the intertubes that public wifi is "safer than you think."

If you follow security on the Internet, you may have seen articles warning you to “beware of public Wi-Fi networks" in cafes, airports, hotels, and other public places. But now, due to the widespread deployment of HTTPS encryption on most popular websites, advice to avoid public Wi-Fi is mostly out of date and applicable to a lot fewer people than it once was.