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Travel letter from Craig S. Wright
From: mad.men () hushmail com
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:56:02 +0100

This is so funny, almost laughed my ass off :)

Hello all,

I am sitting on a plane as I type this in flight some place between 
SFO (San Francisco) and JFK (New York). I am not flying economy as 
this is a work trip and I have laptops and other things sprawled 
all over the place in my mobile office structure. Having power in 
business and first was always a turn on for me and a justification 
as I can generally pay for the cost of the flight in billable hours 
as well as arriving relaxed.

This is not of course an advertisement for premium service flights, 
but rather a post about the other aspects of flight with laptops 
these days.

That is Internet access.

I have another 4 hours before I have to turn my laptop off. I love 
the wireless internet access you can get in flight right now as I 
am sitting here at 30,000 feet. I mean this is really marvellous 
when you think of it. I have 4 companies, 2 of which are in the 
stages where they are in need of constant attention and I can be 
there 24x7 even as I fly now. I only have the small sections for 
take-off and landing where I have to be internet deprived. As a 
work-a-holic, the ability to stay connected from 3G on the parts of 
my travel and manage and monitor client needs and staff is 
absolutely tremendous.

I have Netstumbler on my laptop, just collecting passively. I do 
not have the Kismet one running now. There is another laptop here 
and I see a paper on the security of inflight services - the GOGO 
service is unsecured. Not even WEP. So for the work critical things 
I use the Citrix gateway and allow those who want to see my 
browsing to unsecured sites to collect away.

The shame I see in all this is that these wireless hotspots on 
planes are even less secure than the ones on the ground. With more 
and more executives starting to use these services, this is going 
to be more of an issue as time passes. I see C-level staff using 
this now and in time more and more use from high-level employees 
will occur.

Think of all that leaked data. For the right people, it would 
almost seem profitable to hop a plane and extrude data in flight.

Lots to add to the list of things to secureā€¦

God I love technology! 


Dr. Craig S Wright GSE-Malware, GSE-Compliance, LLM, & ...

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