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Re: [opensource-62] wireless security when traveling

From: syed
Sent on: Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:15 AM
I think on a untrusted n/w you are still at the mercy of the SSL implementation of the resurce you are accessing( which is not good mostly).  If the risk of compromise is significant then I would not use it.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM, mowgli <[address removed]> wrote:
when i travel i hit untrusted wifi hotspots, so i change my med security account passwords to generic ones pre departure & change back post return.  high security accounts i wont login at all.

back when i used whatever PC was available (usually windoze) this made sense.  now i travel w/ ubuntu on usb (& reboot the client) or my netbook w/ ubuntu.  is there danger of pw compromise over untrusted wifi hotspots in these 2 scenarios?  if so what are the dangers & how potent?  trying to gauge if should bother changing pw's any more (or if its just naive to have done it in the 1st place).

advise, links, random thoughts are all fine.

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