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Did You Really Say That Out Loud? Tools and Techniques for Safe Public WiFi Computing
== Did You Really Say That Out Loud? Tools and Techniques for Safe Public WiFi Computing ==
[[User:DataGazetteer|Peter Murray]], LYRASIS, Peter.Murray@lyrasis.org
Public WiFi networks, even those that have passwords, are nothing more that an old-time [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_line_(telephony) party line]: what every you say can be easily heard by anyone nearby.
Remember [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firesheep Firesheep]?
It was an extension to Firefox that demonstrated how easy it was to snag session cookies and impersonate someone else.
So what are you sending out over the airwaves, and what techniques are available to prevent eavesdropping?
This talk will demonstrate tools and techniques for desktop and mobile operating systems that you should be using right now -- right here at Code4Lib -- to protect your data and your network activity.
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