New York Times blog post on how easy it is to eavesdrop on an open Wi-Fi session:
Turns out there was absolutely nothing to it. John sat a few feet away with his PowerBook; I fired up my Fujitsu laptop and began doing some e-mail and Web surfing.
That's all it took. He turned his laptop around to reveal all of this:
* Every copy of every e-mail message I sent *and* received.
* A list of the Web sites I visited.
* Even, incredibly, the graphics that had appeared on the Web sites I had visited.
None of this took any particular effort, hacker skill or fancy software. Anyone could do it. You could do it.
Nice to see this getting some popular attention.
Posted on January 8, 2007 at 6:20 AM • 42 Comments