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Interhack to appear local news station to show dangers of public WiFi

Columbus, OH—Interhack founder Matt Curtin will appear with Adam Aaro on FOX28 news as a security expert exposing the potential dangers of public WiFi. By a hotspot advertising free wifi, he'll show how attackers can view the users Internet activity to potentially steal usernames, passwords and other sensitive information.

As Curtin explained, “Using an untrusted network means potentially exposing information. The safest option is to connect only to networks that you know and whose operators you can trust. As a rule, end to end encryption like that used by Gmail provides protection from prying eyes. Even then you need to trust the party on the other side."

The demonstration was conducted in a controlled environment to avoid interception of sensitive information. Aaro connected to a system designed to intercept his traffic for the purpose of the story. Users who connected to the "Free WiFi" were not able to connect to the Internet and Curtin did not record any attempt to send session traffic.

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