One of our consultants brought a great write up on Dan Egerstad, the Swedish security consultant who set up a series of Tor servers designed to promote anonymous browsing. Unfortunately, the organizations deciding to adopt Tor forget that unencrypted traffic can still be read, captured, and exploited.

This brings up an interesting trend though. Why are people still not protecting their internet traffic? I’m not talking about browsing around and picking up the next Super Mario Bros game at Amazon, but using Outlook for email via POP3/IMAP. Compound this with the problem that most people are remiss in using unique passwords for your key accounts, and you can see how a nefarious organization with a little bit of technology could easily stumble across information to be used in a data breach.

Still using unencrypted POP? How about an open wireless access point?

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.