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#1 bjclark

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:07 AM

We will be traveling for months here in the US and hope to use our laptop to pay bills. Are public Wi Fi spots safe, and if not, what can we use? Thanks.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

Since you will be doing financial transactions I would suggest using a VPN with Public Wi-Fi.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for your reply, Animal. I had no idea what VPN was, so I had to educate myself. Do you recommend any specific one?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

I have a question related to this too. Can the owners of public Wi-Fi networks (if that's the correct term) track everything you do through the network?
And how do you find out if they do and other information about the network? Sometimes you'll be redirected to a intranet page (or something like that) that has terms & conditons and other legal stuff, but not always.




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