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Security Linux News for Aug 05, 2008

  • How to Prevent a Coffee Shop Wi-Fi Attack (Aug 05, 2008, 15:30)
    Datamation: "When you point your Wi-Fi interface at a local wireless access point (WAP), you’re implicitly trusting it. Say, for example, you’re in your favorite coffee shop and turn on your mobile device and see there’s a Wi-Fi net present—say, something like “Acme-wireless.” You see it’s not using WEP, so you blindly and courageously take the leap of faith and connect to it."

  • Cybercrime and Politics (Aug 05, 2008, 13:30)
    Help Net Security: "...Internet-based risks are a serious concern as they can be used to disseminate misinformation, defraud candidates and the public and invade privacy."

  • Tech Spying Tools: Feeding the Cancer Within (Aug 05, 2008, 01:30)
    LinuxInsider: "...she e-mailed photos of herself in a bikini to a married cable sports anchor. His wife -- who had access to the e-mail account -- mailed back what she thought of the pictures, and somehow it all ended up on Page Six of the New York Post."