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    Public Wifi Into a Secure Connection

    I am hoping to find a way to ensure my use of a public, unencrypted wifi network remains secure for me.

    Are there proxies, add-ons or other software that will keep my data safe while using unsecured networks?

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    Re: Public Wifi Into a Secure Connection

    most web based systems have SSL now, that is pretty good anymore. IF you are running a linux box somewhere on the web you can trust, you can proxy all your traffic through it using http via ssh, but that is complicated.


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    Re: Public Wifi Into a Secure Connection

    What data are you talking about? On your computer or just what you send to/from the internet?

    About the only true way to keep your data safe is to use a VPN. You get on the unencrypted wifi network, and then you VPN tunnel back to someplace you trust (your home, your office, etc.). All your traffic goes through the encrypted VPN tunnel.

    If you're talking about the data that's just on your computer, then encrypt your entire hard drive also.


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