3. Sound-alike wireless network
When you search for wireless networks on your own computer or mobile device, you find one with the name of the hotel or something similar. Unfortunately the network doesn't belong to the hotel at all, but to a scammer out to steal information it intercepts over the rogue connection.
Avoid it. Ask the hotel for details on how to identify and access any wireless network available to guests. But even then, use caution. You never know when any public Wi-Fi hotspot is being used to gather user information.
4. Computer keystroke monitoring software
This is another scam aimed at collecting your personal information from a computer. A recent alert from the U.S. Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security warns about scammers installing so-called keylogging software on computers in hotel business centers, which visitors use to access computers and the Internet, among other things.
According the the website Krebs on Security, which revealed the non-public alert, officials warned that the "suspects were able to obtain large amounts of information including other guests personally identifiable information (PII), log in credentials to bank, retirement and personal webmail accounts, as well as other sensitive data flowing through the business center’s computers."
Avoid it. Always be careful when using public computers at hotels, libraries, and elsewhere. Assume that everything you type is being recorded by someone out to use the data for nefarious purposes.