Probing the security threat posed by AT&T and Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots

The free Wi-Fi hotspots being rolled out across the nation by AT&T (NYSE: T) and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) help ease the consumption of cellular data, while providing better network speeds than what is typically delivered over 4G connection. But they also offer the opportunity for someone to capture things like passwords and other sensitive information for surreptitious purposes. Ars Technica probes this security threat here

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