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Browser usage when travelling security advice? (your own laptop & kiosk)Hi, What's a quick summary of the do/don't re usage of browsers when travell


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#1 callagga

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 05:12 PM

Hi,

What's a quick summary of the do/don't re usage of browsers when travelling. In particular:

Scenario 1 - At an internet cafe. (not your PC)
Scenario 2 - With your own laptop (but maybe in open wifi area)

For each of these:
Q1 - What precautions are necessary to do medium risk activity (e.g. gmail etc)?
Q2 - What precautions are necessary for higher risk activity (e.g. Internet Banking)?
Q3 - For the Scenario 2 case, is buying/taking your own cheap router still useful?



So I'm hoping for a clarification that may look something like this? (just as an example of what I'm looking for)
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Scenario 1 - At an internet cafe. (not your PC)
* Avoid at all cost if possible, but if you have to use it then:
* VPN into your home PC to do browsing (e.g. logmein free tool - https://secure.logmein.com/products/free/ )
* Risks - Still could be prone to keyboard/screen logging hence for high risk internet banking only do such banking where you are using a one-pass dongle (or use of onetime code sent to your mobile from bank)

Scenario 2 - With your own laptop (but maybe in open wifi area)
* For medium/high risk browsing could use Firefox HTTPS anywhere (illiminates risk of man in the middle??)
* No real need to VPN into home PC to do browsing here (???) if all in HTTPS
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thanks

Edited by callagga, 12 November 2010 - 05:13 PM.


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