Friday, January 26, 2007
'Free Wi-Fi' Scam
The next time you're at an airport looking for a wireless hot spot, and you see one called "Free Wi-Fi" or a similar name, beware -- you may end up being victimized by the latest hot-spot scam hitting airports across the country.Wow, this looks pretty dangerous. I might have fallen for this until I read this article.
First, let's take a look at how the attack works. You go to an airport or other hot spot and fire up your PC, hoping to find a free hot spot. You see one that calls itself "Free Wi-Fi" or a similar name. You connect. Bingo -- you've been had!The Boise Airport has Free Wi-Fi but a lot of other airports charge you. In the Salt Lake City airport it will cost you about $15 to get online. Not much of a bargain if you only want to check your email or do a little surfing for an hour or so.
Don't fall victim to the 'Free Wi-Fi' scam