Spyware hits Sydney International Airport Kiosks

I wrote before that Samsung provides free internet kiosks at Sydney International Airport. Unfortunately in a sign of the times, all the free kiosks are spyware infected tonight. So infected that none of them are operational.

Firstly itís foolish to run an unattended public internet accessible kiosk on Windows XP. I donít know how often these PCís are rebuilt Iíd hope overnight. Iíll check them on the way back in Sydney.

Secondly it again reminds me to be paranoid about the sites I access from a public computer. No password enabled sites, no banking, eBay, Paypal or any site that can be attractive to a bad guy. Even accessing webmail from one of these devices is risky if itís your primary email address.