Wireless Security on the Road Without a VPN
Subject:   I don't understand....
Date:   2006-06-20 15:53:04
From:   brocklee
Why do these tips only apply while traveling and using a public wifi connection? What is it about using one's own broadband connection in one's own home that makes one immune from these very same issues?

If you're connecting to any machine/service that's not on your local area network, that information is going across the internet, with many, many opportunities for it to be sniffed.

Sure, using a public wifi connection enlarges your security profile. But I object to the implication in the article that using the internet from your own home or your own place of work is safe (or substantially safer).

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