How safe is public wifi and how to make it safer?
June 16, 2007 4:20 PM Subscribe
Public Wifi. How safe is it and what should I do to enable more secure browsing?
posted by Mave_80 to Computers & Internet (27 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
If you're in a reputable place offering Wifi (e.g. Starbucks, T-Mobile Hotspot etc) how safe is it to browse? I'm assuming nobody could pick up anything off my HDD (I'm assuming windows firewall should do the job), but what about if I wanted to do online shopping, login to my bank etc.
I've heard people setting up VPN's etc but am not sure how to do this. Is there any software I could be using (I just have Firefox on XP) to enable a safer browsing experience?
I've already read this
AskMefi question as well as this Microsoft Advisory