You try to secure your own personal information, but you can only do so much when somebody else lets you down.
Fandango and Credit Karma just agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over accusations that they failed to secure their mobile apps.
As a result, the companies’ applications were vulnerable to “man-in-the-middle” attacks, which would allow an attacker to intercept any of the information the apps sent or received. This type of attack is especially dangerous on public Wi-Fi networks such as those at coffee shops, airports and shopping centers.
This just reinforces something I always tell you: Don't use unsecured Wi-Fi. Here's how to stay safe on public Wi-Fi.