We’ve seen some ‘coffee-spot lists’ websites popping in, a lot of them consider wifi signal quality, some of them measure internet speeds. But i didn’t see nobody considering Wifi AP safety.
If we consider co-working spaces, we would think that it should be safe to use internet there. But coffee shop are a different deal, especially while traveling in less touristy places. I would like to encourage community to gather a ‘Digital Nomad wifi access point safety checklist’.
Doing work an a road we should consider safety of our computer. It’s not just a matter of your personal data, usually clients and company could be involved. I really hope everyone uses secure connection at least over the VPN while you guys are working.
There are very easy measures to avoid ‘men-in-the-middle’ attacks and other nastyness. Lets list all the checks we can run against Access Point to verify it security at some level.
– Go to access point login screen and verify that it’s impossible to login with default passwords.
– Don’t use wifi with WEP!