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Re: [opensource-62] wireless security when traveling

From: Jimmy R.
Sent on: Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:45 AM
If you are logged in a secure area, then go browse in the unsecure area, your traffic will be secure so long as you use https. If you signin in the unsecure area even with https, it's still unsecure.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Syed <[address removed]> wrote:
I meant the site you are accessing when I said resource.


On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Josh A <[address removed]> wrote:
Does your workplace supply a VPN? If not, I would suggest having them implement one! Personally, I have a VPS with Openvpn installed so I can have more confidence using public wifi. When using public wifi, it doesn't really matter which encryption method is used if everybody can get on it anyways.

-Josh

On Jul 26, 2012, at 11:23 AM, "mowgli" <[address removed]> wrote:

good point.  by resource do you mean the site or the wifi hotspot?  or both?

i cant avoid using wifi hotspots for these med security logins (due to work).

i am just trying to determine if i should bother changing my pw prior or not.  i know packets can be sniffed while i access sites but its far worse if someone gains my access for weeks or months vs the few days while i travel.  i'd like feedback for wpa, wep, & 0 encryption, since those are the 3 i'll come across.  (yes, i know wpa > wep > 0.)




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