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RSA Fails to Secure Conference WiFi

The RSA security conference is all about helping to educate and give people the tools to be safe in the modern digital world.

In a stroke of potential irony, however, the conference might not necessarily be practicing what it preaches.

For one, unlike some of the other major tech conferences that I attend, RSA this year does not have an encrypted WPA WiFi access point for attendees or even for the press.

What that means is that all information is sent in the clear by default, and anyone can sniff the traffic.

It's no surprise that people are sniffing traffic at a security conference; I got an email from a public relations person about one vendor doing just that. Apparently, Kent Lawson, founder and CEO of Private WiFi, conducted some sniffing exercises on the RSA network.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Is the RSA Conference Safe?

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.