Hotel Computers Pose Big Risk

hotelBusiness travelers beware: this may be enough to make you want to take your laptop along for the trip. The U.S. Secret Service has issued a formal warning to hotels about malware on publicly used computers that can steal passwords from unsuspecting guests.

This comes on the heels of news that several computers at hotels in Dallas were infected with keyword logging software to pilfer passwords and track Internet activity. Suspects have been taken into custody, but it’s unlikely it is an isolated case.

As Ars Technica points out, the case is a great reminder to be cautious about the type of activity you’re undertaking on any public computer, whether it be at a hotel, library or another public space.