How to stay safe at a public Wi-Fi hotspot

ArsTechnica writes: Firesheep lit a figurative fire under the feet of folks who otherwise weren't concerned with the security of their data as it passes to and fro over a WiFi network in a public place. That's good. You're at risk whenever you use WiFi on a public network, but thankfully it's never been easier or cheaper to secure yourself thoroughly.

In a companion piece to this article (running tomorrow), we'll provide advice to cafes and other public venues on how to enable basic password-security to provide an additional level of difficulty for fair-weather crackers, who will be deterred by a bar to sniffing traffic easily.

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