I have always said that when I get the chance to attend the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas I will be leaving all of my electronics at the hotel. This is a great example of why.
A reporter for cnet was in a ‘safe’ area uploading data back to his servers when he was hacked. In the cnet article he stated that he was using a Sprint wireless card which was running slow so he switched to the conferences wired network. Once connected to the wired network a hacker sniffed his logon information using CAIN and posted it on the internet within minutes. What the heck was this guy thinking?
Link to cnet article.
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John "Mike" Wright