Super Safe at the Super Bowl
Super Bowl 50 is just two days away. This Sunday, thousands of lucky football fans will arrive at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California. As this stadium lives in the heart of Silicon Valley, its state-of-the-art status comes as little surprise. Equipped with 13,000 Wi-Fi access points, 400 miles of fiber-optic cable, and the capability to connect with over 100,000 smartphones and devices begging to post or retrieve information, Levi Stadium is an irresistible target for cyber attacks. Further, because of the nature of the occasion, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security classifies the Super Bowl as a “national-security special event.” According to cybersecurity expert, Carl Herberge, this historic game “will likely be attended by up to 70,000 of the nation’s wealthy corporate executives and sponsors, politicians, and celebrities, many of whom carry around mobile devices brimming with sensitive information and valuable contacts.” If you plan to attend this Sunday’s Super Bowl 50, keep your phone or device safe from a cyber attack by ensuring that you’re connecting to the stadium's official network (instead of a fake, malicious server), or by simply avoiding use of the stadium’s Wi-Fi altogether.
Read more at: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/silicon-valleys-high-tech-super-bowl-stadium-could-be-a-target-for-hackers/434673/