Measuring Trust in Wi-Fi Hotspots

author: Tim Kindberg, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath
published: May 28, 2008,   recorded: April 2008,   views: 3068


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We describe a novel experimental methodology to measure trustin Wi-Fi hotspots. We found that decisions to access an unfamiliar hotspot may turn on locative images in its home page.

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Comment1 Pim Clieff, December 25, 2021 at 4:15 p.m.:

I've heard that it's unsafe to join public wi-fi networks because your phone can get hacked, and it's awful that you can't feel safe not only at your own house but also just checking the phone in the park.

Comment2 Jeorge H Waters, December 26, 2021 at 9:58 a.m.:

That's indeed awful, but at least you can control such aspects, so I don't think it's that dangerous. There's no need for you to use public wi-fi networks if you're worried about being hacked. Also, you can always install a motion cam near your front door like this one or get a full security system in your house to make sure that no one would break in, and I believe that's what everybody does.

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