Wifi in Airports are Risky

This is hardly shocking, wi-fi networks in airports are very risky. It is crucial to set up SSL connections and/or a VPN connection to secure communications on public networks. Laptops should be configured to connect to infrastructure networks only – airports are full of rogue ad-hoc “free” wi-fi opportunities (as in opportunities to be hacked).

TinyURL and Bit.ly Security Issues WSINWIG (What You See Is NOT What You Get)

We have all seen URLs like this one: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Security&articleId=9129269&taxonomyId=17&pageNumber=1 It is, well, a bit long. Sites like TinyURL.com and For the security conscious among us, this represents a troubling security issue. Normally, hovering the mouse cursor over a link will show the actual URL, regardless of the text used in the link. This is a…