Ever used an airport lounge printer? You probably don’t know how blabby they can be

Internet architecture stalwart wants DNS Service Discovery rewritten to protect privacy

Privacy consultant and former Internet Architecture Board president Christian Huitema has said he reckons hotspot users should be given better privacy protection.

In an informational draft for the Internet Engineering Task Force published yesterday, Huitema explained that DNS Service Discovery (DNS-SD), the protocol that lets users of a public hotspot find (for example) the printer, also exposes them to “serious privacy problems”. His collaborators on the draft were Apple’s zeroconf pioneer Stuart Cheshire and crypto-engineer Chris Wood.

Source: Ever used an airport lounge printer? You probably don’t know how blabby they can be

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