New Architect: Wireless, defenseless

Think your wireless connection is secure? Think again.

Ubiquitous public mobile networking is the manifest destiny of the Internet, and nothing will stand in its way. To work, the public mobile Internet has to be open, letting people join and drop out at will. This means that public wireless communication will be vulnerable to sniffing, so there’s no longer any excuse for failing to use end-to-end encryption for email, Web, and login protocols. Encryption must become easier, more transparent, and ubiquitous. If it doesn’t, the innocent-looking fellow with the laptop at American Airlines gate D13 is sure to find you, too.

As I mentioned the other day, this is another reason to run Groove — no worries about anyone being able to intercept the encrypted Groove peer-to-peer communications.

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