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Hacking Your Hotel Room
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n0md3plum
n0md3plum,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/24/2014 | 5:29:11 PM
Re: Eh, I threat I don't feel too threatened by
I wear 6 proxies whenever I use hotel WiFi.
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 11:31:40 AM
Re: There are higher risks
I never use wi-fi in public places if I can help it.  The reason is simple, an attacker can turn a laptop into a wireless endpoint and have other guests connect to it rather than the actual endpoint in 5 minutes.  Once the attacker does that he can see everything you are browsing for and steal credentials quite easily.  
miketcook
miketcook,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/21/2014 | 10:55:17 PM
Re: Connectivity is bi-directional
Use your own hot-spot from your phone.  Better yet, use it with a USB cable.  Are we not in the Security profession?
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
7/21/2014 | 2:07:09 PM
Re: Connectivity is bi-directional
Many hotels still have a wired connection. But, i agree, @ChrisMurphy, for road warriors hotel wifi is definitely an essential element. 
ChrisMurphy
ChrisMurphy,
User Rank: Strategist
7/21/2014 | 1:56:17 PM
Re: Connectivity is bi-directional
How do you avoid using wi-fi at hotels and still get any work done on the road? 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/21/2014 | 1:52:01 PM
Re: There are higher risks
I agree. No end device is secure if core is compromised. Hotels network are not in our control, same as Starbucks' network. 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/21/2014 | 1:50:09 PM
Re: Eh, I threat I don't feel too threatened by
I would like to think that no vulnerability is a small when it comes to security. That is all it is needed actually one small hole and then whole network is compromised.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
7/21/2014 | 1:47:08 PM
Connectivity is bi-directional
 

I tend to try not to use WiFi in other places even though they are presented as secure. Connectivity is always bi-directional, if you connected you are also connected. If the servers in the hotel is compromised that would easy exploit vulnerabilities in your iPad's end-to-end security measures.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
7/21/2014 | 9:08:31 AM
There are higher risks
If a hacker can get into your hotel room, there must certainly be risk associated with hacking into the hotel wifi service and getting at your laptop. Not a good thing for business travelers..
ChrisMurphy
ChrisMurphy,
User Rank: Strategist
7/21/2014 | 7:09:41 AM
Re: Eh, I threat I don't feel too threatened by
True about the low risk here, but he larger picture here is the hacking risk of the Internet of things. What if they networked the door lock, for the convenience of only having to carry your phone?
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