Expert Warns About Starbucks WIFI Security, Provides Tips

Seattle Biz Coach Terry Corbell quotes nationally known Internet security expert Dr. Stan Stahl about the risks in using the free WIFI at Starbucks. The good news is that the expert has issued a free security checklist.
By: Terry Corbell
Terry Corbell
Terry Corbell
June 28, 2010 - PRLog -- Competition from McDonald’s free WIFI has motivated Starbucks to counter with its own free WIFI effective July 1, but the technology presents security risks according to a nationally recognized expert.

“At first glance, the free WIFI service at Starbucks seems like a great idea for mobile professionals,” writes Seattle Biz Coach Terry Corbell.

He says the free service is a reminder about cybersecurity.

“The WIFI offering by Starbucks has prompted a security warning and checklist from a go-to Internet security guru, Dr. Stan Stahl of Citadel Information Group in Los Angeles,” adds Mr. Corbell.  

“While most of the common risk is eavesdropping, one cannot overlook the risk of computer compromise,” says Dr. Stahl.

His five security recommendations are available at

Also available at the preceding Biz Coach link are links to five articles providing other tips from the renowned Dr. Stahl.

They include:

 How to Protect Yourself from the Internet Crime Wave
 Strategic Planning: List of Informative Web Sites
 Web Security Checklist and Warning about Mobile Banking
 5 Safety Measures to Thwart Mounting Social-Network Attacks
 How China-Google Controversy Might Affect Business, Government Security

As The New York Times referred to him in "Been there... Done That... Here's how", Mr. Corbell has more than 30 years experience as a profit professional and business-performance consultant.

He is also published online at the Money News page of CBS-TV Seattle affiliate, KIRO – the “National 2009 Edward R. Murrow Winner for Overall Excellence.”

His Biz Coach site was developed by Solid Technology,, in Portland, OR.

He is an entertaining public speaker who engages his audience. His seminars are highly interactive, informative and fun. Each person in the audience feels Mr. Corbell is talking with them, not at them. He often draws upon his experiences in business and broadcasting and to explain his principles.

His full-range of results-oriented training seminars and classes include:

- The Seven Steps to Higher Sales
- Finance for Non-Financial Employees
- Generating Profits in Customer Service, Sales and Teamwork
- Managing for Success & Developing Leadership
- Harassment: How to Avoid the EEOC Crosshairs
- Creating Change and Managing Growth

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Biz Coach Terry Corbell is a business-performance consultant and profit professional. As a longtime media columnist, he publishes performance-enhancing strategies at The Biz Coach:, Proven Solutions for Maximum Profits.
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