Beware The Free Wi-Fi: Tech Security Travel Tips

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  1. sobore
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    A bit simplistic.
     
  3. DenverBrian
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    Article on wifi security or article on making your passwords longer and less memorable? All in all, it's one of billions of pieces of fluff floating around on the net that pass for "news articles" these days.
     
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    Make sure if you are logging into websites that you have HTTPS as a default. For example, the Firesheep Extension (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firesheep) allows people on the same wifi network to hijack your cookies and login to your accounts. This can easily happen using airport Wifi or Starbucks wifi. You can make your browser set HTTPS as a default by downloading extensions that do so on Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc. Two of them I recommend (for chrome) are "HTTPS everywhere" or "Use HTTPS"
     
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