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Airport Hacking: Where You’re Most and Least Likely to Encounter a Problem

Airport Hacking: Where You’re Most and Least Likely to Encounter a Problem

August 15, 2018

A lot of travelers take for granted the safety of the WiFi they’re using while inside an airport. While it’s easy to connect and WiFi does indeed help maximize the traveler experience, it may not be worth it. Cyber security company, Coronet, has collected a wide-range of data and shared the airports you’re most likely and least likely to be hacked at—here are the top 10 for each.

Collected from more than 250,000 consumer and corporate endpoints that traveled through America’s 45 busiest airports over the course of five months, Coronet’s study utilized device vulnerabilities and Wi- Fi network risks to determine a threat index for the airports studied.

Before you connect next, consider your location and whether or not you have proper protection on your devices.

The Top 10 Most Vulnerable Airports:

  • San Diego International Airport (San Diego)
  • John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport (Santa Ana)
  • William P. Hobby Airport (Houston)
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark)
  • Dallas Love Field (Dallas)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Charlotte)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (Detroit)
  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (Boston)

The Top 10 Least Vulnerable Airports:

  • Tampa International Airport (Tampa)
  • Miami International Airport (Miami)
  • Lambert St. Louis International Airport (St. Louis)
  • Kansas City International Airport (Kansas City)
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (New Orleans)
  • San Antonia International Airport (San Antonio)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (Washington)
  • Nashville International Airport (Nashville)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (Raleigh-Durham)
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (Chicago)

You can view the Coronet’s full report and ways to protect yourself here.

Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for SYTA.

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