Don’t be dumb in internet cafes in 2009

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I was fortunate enough to spend the last couple of days wandering the chilly streets of Prague. It’s a beautiful city, and if you ever get the chance to visit I’d recommend it.

It was pretty strange though flying out of the Czech Republic as the last hours of 2008 ticked away. All the shops at the airport seemed to be shutting up by 4pm, presumably so the workers could get themselves uttery banjoed in readiness for the midnight New Year’s celebrations.

And this left the passengers on a delayed flight to Leeds kicking their heels with nothing to do but throng around the one remaining coffee bar that was still open.

Mattoni Bar at Terminal One of Prague Airport runs a neat little “buy a drink and use one of our internet-connected computers for free” deal. Naturally with hours to waste until their flight to Leeds, and with no retail therapy opportunities to distract people, the computers were all constantly in use.

With my BlackBerry out of juice, I quite fancied using one of the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.