Can Hotspots Be Spoofed?
How can I be sure that a Cox WiFi hotspot is legitimate and not spoofed by bad guys to capture my Cox password? Since my Cox password is also my email password (or at least would allow access to my Cox account to change the email password), that's a very significant issue. If the answer is that it uses a certificate issued by a trusted Certificate Authority for the SSL connection, do all commonly used browsers look for that, and flag untrusted certs, in this case for the logon page? Can I create a separate password for use with the WiFi that, if compromised, won't allow access to my real Cox account? This is important enough that, if not properly addressed, the Cox WiFi hotspots should NEVER be used by ANYONE.