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Vulnerabilities of WiFi Internet

Date: February 27, 2007
By: Jon Camp

They can be found at coffee shops, book stores and hotels. There used to be just a few. Now they are quite literally everywhere.

For the technologically savvy, wireless Internet access points -- or WAPs -- make life that much easier. But as News 8 learned, WAPs can also make it that much easier for others to steal people's identities, take their money and generally wreak havoc electronically.

David Jacquet is an Internet security expert, an "ethical hacker." During a drive down Congress Street in Portland, his computer sounded off every time it registered a different WAP.

He had registered 49 with three blocks to go to News 8's studios.
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