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  Wireless Security on the Road Without a VPN
Subject:   I don't understand....
Date:   2006-06-20 23:59:21
From:   F.J.
Response to: I don't understand....

Brocklee,


The advice you read here certainly applies to home broadband connections too. The reason I chose to give it a "public" angle is that dangers increase tenfold on a public network, where one has no knowledge of the surroundings, the others on the network, etc…


Your private WiFi network can be just as well the target of attacks. However, within the Mac community, one can reasonably expect users to enable at least basic security, as per Apple's advice, which cleans things up a great deal.


I hope this answers your question,
FJ