MITM on jury duty

Yesterday I reported to my local Hall of Justice for jury duty.

They offer free wireless for jurors waiting to be called into the court. In the vicinity was the state-run access point, and a host-to-host wireless network calling itself “Free Internet Service”.

What could that be but a man-in-the-middle attacker interested in packet capture? It could have been one of the other jurors. Or a box somebody placed deliberately close to the known public access point.

Due to security fatigue I didn’t even try to gather any information on the rogue. Now my conscience is catching up to me, telling me I should at least tell the Hall of Justice folks, in case this MITM is a permanent installation.

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