NPR Radio brought an Internet access problem to my attention last week. If you haven't followed Tom Loeb's warnings to install new security patches, you should check out your computer now.
"Free Public WiFi" is available now--in your airports, your coffee shops and your libraries. It's sort of like the flu virus hanging around shopping carts at the local supermarket. And it acts like a virus, according to NPR. NPR says that free wireless access does not actually provide access to the Internet. Like a virus, it has spread — and may even be lurking on your computer right now.
Read Larchuk, Travis. "The Zombie Network: Beware 'Free Public WiFi'" on the NPR website (or listen to the segment. [Accessed October 16, 2010]