Description: Until recently, only determined and knowledgeable hackers with fancy tools and lots of time on their hands could spy while you used your laptop or smartphone at Wi-Fi hot spots.
You may think the only people capable of snooping on your Internet activity are government intelligence agents or possibly a talented teenage hacker holed up in his parents’ basement. But some simple software lets just about anyone sitting next to you at your local coffee shop watch you browse the Web and even assume your identity online. Read rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- “It points out the lack of end-to-end encryption.” What does this statement describe?
- Why are web sites Web sites not encrypting all communication?
- Is Eric Butler, a freelance software developer in Seattle who created the program doing the industry a favor or is he malicious in his intent?