New research published that should make you pause for thought as you connect your laptop up to the hotel network the next time you’re away somewhere on business.
…we were forced to conclude that guests’ data transmissions are often at risk
when they use a hotel’s network..
Read the full article here.
The findings reveal “that hotels in the U.S. are generally ill-prepared to
protect their guests from the security problems inherent in Ethernet. We were
forced to conclude further that most hotels have installed an amenity that they
may not be managing properly,”
The survey only covers hotels in the US, but I’d imagine that there’s a similar picture elsewhere too.