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    WoS="Wall of Sheep"

    DEF CON: The event that scares hackers (cnn) John D. Sutter, August 6, 2011 6:44 p.m. EDT

    Originally posted by URL
    When [Markus] sees a password fly across the connection, which is often, he posts part of it, along with the user's log-in name and the site he or she was using, on a large projection screen, which he calls the "Wall of Sheep."
    So, how does one avoid the "Wall of Sheep"?

    Markus suggests scrambling your Internet connection.

    There are several free services that will do this, including OpenVPN and Ace VPN.
    More in article about RFID snarfing and other topics related to theft of credentials.

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    URL1=How to avoid smartphone juice jacking Trent Nouveau , August 17, 2011 - 16:45

    Originally posted by URL1
    Have you every heard of smartphone juice jacking? No? Well, don't worry, because you aren't alone.
    To demonstrate the potential threat, Brian Markus, president of Aires Security, along with fellow researchers Joseph Mlodzianowski and Robert Rowley, built a juice jacking kiosk at Defcon 2011 to educate the masses about the risks associated with blindly plugging in mobile devices.
    According to Markus, one DefCon attendee claimed his phone had USB transfer off and insisted he would be fine. 

    "[But] when he plugged in, it instantly went into USB transfer mode... He then sheepishly said, 'Guess that setting doesn't work.'"
    URL2=Security researcher warns on smartphone juice-jacking risk (Author ? ?) 18 August 2011
    Originally posted by URL2
    “Granted, a charging kiosk at an airport may be less suspect than, say, a slightly sketchy-looking tower of power stationed at DefCon, a massive hacker conference held each year in Las Vegas. At a conference where attendees are warned to stay off the wireless networks and avoid using the local ATMs, one might expect that security experts and enthusiasts would avoid using random power stations”, Krebs says in his latest security posting.

    But some people, he goes on to say, will brave almost any risk to power up their mobiles.
    More on same:
    * Charging Stations May be 'Juice-Jacking' Data from Your Cellphone Brennon Slattery , Aug 19, 2011 10:35 AM
    * Jailbroken idevices pwned by charging stations Darren Pauli on Aug 22, 2011 7:46 AM
    * Smartphones And Tablets Targets For Getting 'Juiced' John H. Sawyer , Aug 29, 2011 | 11:42 AM
    Last edited by TheCotMan; September 1, 2011, 03:02.