Public Wifi Paranoia
December 23, 2009 10:20 PM Subscribe
I need a list of things that are safe/not safe to do online in a public wifi environment.
posted by amyms to computers & internet (35 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently found myself in a situation where I have a few hours to kill, several times weekly, in a town away from home. So far I've spent most of my free time hanging out in a coffee shop. They offer public wifi and I've been debating about bringing in my laptop, but I've never accessed public wifi before and I'm feeling a little paranoid.
So, talk to me like I'm a kindergartener. What kind of online things are safe (logging into Metafilter, email, etc.)? And what kinds of things are complete no-nos (shopping, checking bank balance, etc.) in this environment?