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Public Wifi/Wired Internet Question-Help Please


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#1 Olga Gierowitz

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 12:52 AM

Hello, I know the dangers of using public unsecured Wifi or wired connections, such as, those at hotels.

 

I am thinking about purchasing a VPN based public wifi protection firewall, such as, the one offered by Comodo, Comodo TrustConnect for vacation

 

TrustConnect Wi-Fi Internet Security Features:
Securely encrypts all data transmitted over both wired and wireless Internet connections
Creates a Virtual Private Network to hide all personal web-surfing information
Utilizes industry-standard 128-bit encryption

 

Is it going to be the equivalent of my home wifi that is secure with password?

 

Any other products you guys know of and trust for this purposes?

 

Thanks!

 



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:20 AM

Generally this would be similar to using a proxy server when connected to another network. There are software based options available for proxy VPN services online that are relatively inexpensive (roughly $30.00 per year) and is as simple as opening a software and using a username and password to login.


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 04:49 AM

Is it going to be the equivalent of my home wifi that is secure with password?

 

Any other products you guys know of and trust for this purposes?

Your email needs a decent password, and other private details need very good Virus type protection.

 

I would just hope that you have a very good Antivirus program and Antimalware program installed as your first defense, and a Firewall to help you.

Be sure that they scan on a regular basis, so that you are protected .............

 

Once you have a very good updated prevention base set up, it is OK where ever you roam with your laptop / tablet system.



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Posted 10 October 2014 - 04:39 PM

Be aware that VPN doesn't always work with hotel WiFi/Ethernet, sometimes they block this traffic.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 10:25 AM

 

Is it going to be the equivalent of my home wifi that is secure with password?

 

Any other products you guys know of and trust for this purposes?

Your email needs a decent password, and other private details need very good Virus type protection.

 

I would just hope that you have a very good Antivirus program and Antimalware program installed as your first defense, and a Firewall to help you.

Be sure that they scan on a regular basis, so that you are protected .............

 

Once you have a very good updated prevention base set up, it is OK where ever you roam with your laptop / tablet system.

 

 

all good information here but I would expand on "decent password" and say that a STRONG password is always required.   Working in the federal space I've become custom to using lengthy password and now I opt for 2-factor when ever possible.  

 

My thought on a good password.  14 characters or more, uses of at least 2 alph-numeric, 2 numeric, and 2 special characters at all times.



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:39 AM

Hello, I know the dangers of using public unsecured Wifi or wired connections, such as, those at hotels.

 

I am thinking about purchasing a VPN based public wifi protection firewall, such as, the one offered by Comodo, Comodo TrustConnect for vacation

 

TrustConnect Wi-Fi Internet Security Features:
Securely encrypts all data transmitted over both wired and wireless Internet connections
Creates a Virtual Private Network to hide all personal web-surfing information
Utilizes industry-standard 128-bit encryption

 

Is it going to be the equivalent of my home wifi that is secure with password?

 

Any other products you guys know of and trust for this purposes?

 

Thanks!

 

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