Articles tagged: open wifi

How Do I Use an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Safely?

How Do I Use an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Safely?

Open Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, airports, and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information and more. I’ll review how to stay safe.

Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet

Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet

Internet safety is difficult, yet critical. Here are seven key steps to keep your computer safe on the internet.

Hotel Internet spying?

Can Hotel Internet Traffic Be Sniffed?

Many hotels offer both wired and wireless internet, but along with those hotel internet connections comes a security risk most folks don’t consider.

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Is there Any Reason to Use a VPN at Home?

If you are secured behind your own router in your own home, a VPN service is probably not necessary … though there are a few scenarios where you may want to consider it.

I’m Using Someone Else’s Internet Connection – Am I at Risk?

Without the proper security others will be able to access your computer and your files, and even watch what you do online. Fortunately, setting up basic security is easy.

Wireless

Why can’t I connect to my hotel’s wireless network?

Hotels and other hotspot providers often insist that you agree to some terms of service before you can use their internet. The problem is that insistence can often interfere with the connection.

Can My Computer Be Hacked if I’m Offline at an Internet CafĂ©?

Internet café hackers can get at you in a number of different ways, but how much do you really need to worry?

Wireless

How Do I Connect My Desktop to the Nearby Wireless Internet WiFi Hotspot?

Wireless internet in WiFi hotspots makes for a convenient connection. To connect to the wireless internet, you need proximity, a little hardware, and permission.