Dangers of free Wifi Posters
We’re spying on you through your webcam.
We’re not, but we could be. Especially if you’re on public WiFi.
Because when you’re enjoying that mocha choca avocado latte mixed with the organic tears of Lib Dem supporters in Starbucks whilst shopping for some gluten free socks, some dodgy bloke in the corner with what’s called a ‘pineapple’ is pretending to be the coffee shop’s free WiFi and uploading a bit of spyware that will allow him to watch you whilst you’re surfing Youporn later on tonight.
Scary that, innit?
Which is why we put a few posters together last night because 1) it’s an issue we should all be aware of and 2) we needed something to do instead of watching the news where we’ll probably be told that from tomorrow we can only meet 3.5 people in our house, unless we’re working from a pub, with an otter down our pants, in which case we can congregate with 700 people, so long as we wear a tweed mask, drink a pint through a straw, and don’t look anyone in the eye.
Also if you’re going to suggest HTTPS is the saviour and panacea to this issue, remember that this only protects web born traffic and doesn’t account for non HTTPS traffic or other applications you may be using. This is part of your wider defensive strategy to keeping safer online.
Good day. And don’t have nightmares!