Here's some good info for those who wander around looking for hotspots with their iPhone or other wireless phone. DO NOT check bank accounts or personal mail, especially if you do so from public wireless access points. Here's why. How could criminals exploit this newfound capability to hook up with mobile users who have their guards down? How could a person protect themselves from identity theft in these situations?
Reference: visage/mobile, Mobility management news and blogs, Smart phone users vulnerable to identity theft while using unsecured Wi-Fi. Retrieved 23 November 2009 from http://www.visagemobile.com/news/news/managing-mobile-devices-news/1644/smart-phone-users-vulnerable-to-identity-theft-while-using-unsecured-wi-fi/.