Public Wifi and Stolen Identities: Do Hackers Threaten Your Privacy In Places Like Starbucks?

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Jeremy Lyman is the general manager of Birch Coffee, the spot that unfairly earned the title of “the new ground zero of casual hacking” after New York Senator Schumer last week held a publicity stunt exposing the dangers of using public wifi. This spot-on article from Fast Company points out that it’s not just Birch Coffee – in fact, “cafes may be unintentionally hosting a new bastion of Internet lawlessness.” Read on for more reminders about HTTP safety, encryption, cookies, and more.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.