Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 21:19 UTC
Apple Apple held its keynote speech just now, kicking off its developer conference. The company announced minor refreshes for its laptop line, introduced a stunning new laptop with a Retina display, and gave a sneak peek of iOS 6, which will launch in the Fall.
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RE[6]: Death of Wired networking
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Death of Wired networking"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

If you look at security incidents it's not people's WiFi getting intercepted, it's easy passwords, hacked websites or programmers not encrypting passwords in their software.

When it's about getting money from people randomly trying to hack in to someone's WiFi signal isn't very efficient. Bank scammers tend to use phishing attacks to either make people use a fake website or install malware in to their computers.

Fact is most people don't do Internet banking a lot of times during the day, so it's very inefficient to wait in front of someone's house with some clever system to intercept payments and alter them. When you go to places where a lot of people gather it will be highly unlikely that they'll do Internet banking there, nor you hacking 'n' altering one. It would be easier to pull a knife and run off with their laptop.

When you have such technical talents you might as well hack a crapy webshop that may yield a number of credit card numbers.

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