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Internet Access From A Hotel Room


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#1 ramsey76

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 04:11 PM

My wife wants to check her email from her hotel room using her own laptop.

She would use the hotel provided ethernet connection and access her email from our ISP's server.

She is concerned that they might be a security issue. Can somebody can get her emails and/or her password. I guess she is concerned that in theory somebody in the hotel could monitor her emails

I do not think she has much to worry about since it is her own laptop. However I am not an expert

Thanks

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:50 PM

Technically she is right. If someone wanted to monitor traffic over the hotel's network, they could. It would be a case of having access to the network, having the software/hardware to pull it off, and having the smarts to do it. Would that happen? I don't know. Millions of people use hotel connections everyday and never have any problems. I am one.

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