Recently I've been reading and researching more about being "wide-open" while traveling especially when I connect to hotel hot spots etc. Does anyone use VPN or something else (I used to just use a SOCKS proxy through my home media server + firefox, but has since decided to get a real VPN.) and why? Also if you do use openVPN ... what type of encryption are you using ... why? The default version of my VPN uses the following: Blowfish/SHA1/RSA2048. Which from my research is a good mix of speed/encryption.