I wanted to write a short response to an article EFF posted, Why Public Wi-Fi is a Lot Safer Than You Think. It’s no secret transport layer security has vastly improved over the years — so I generally agree with a lot of the points made here. For the most important sites and services you use, it’s unlikely someone will be able to snoop your web traffic without some egregious warnings or outright failure due to things like HTTP Strict-Transport-Security (HSTS) and certificate pinning. This means if an attacker tries to get in between you and the destination, your browser remembers what certificate was there before and freaks out.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Security Influencers Blog authored by David Lindner, Director, Application Security. Read the original post at: https://www.contrastsecurity.com/security-influencers/public-wifi-is-actually-still-pretty-dangerous