Users would unwillingly be prepared to give up their firstborn child in exchange for wi-fi use.
A wi-fi investigation conducted on the streets of London shows that consumers carelessly use public wi-fi without regard for their personal privacy. In the experiment, which involved setting up a ‘poisoned’ wi-fi hotspot, unsuspecting users exposed their Internet traffic, their personal data, the contents of their email, and even agreed to an outrageous clause obligating them to give up their firstborn child in exchange for wi-fi use.
Researchers set the device up in prominent business and political districts of London. They then watched as people connected, unaware their Internet activity was being spied on.
In a thirty minute period, 250 devices connected to the hotspot and 33 people actively sent Internet traffic by carrying out web searches and sending data and email.
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