06 July 2010

I care about your safety.

Lifehacker published this very excellent article about how to protect yourself from malicious dickweeds who exploit public wi-fi networks.
Just because most wireless routers have a firewall to protect you from the internet doesn't mean you're protected from others connected to the same network. Lots of wireless hotspots these days are completely unencrypted...this leaves you unprotected against malicious users in the same coffee shop, so there are a few settings you should always make sure to tweak when you're connected to a public network. We're going to show you which settings are the most important ones, as well as how to automatically change your settings to the appropriate level of security every time you connect to a public network.
The article contemplates both Mac and Windows users and it's nicely illustrated.

Please to enjoy.

1 chimed in:

PFL0W said...

thanks very much for that. it will be a big help.

Mo Rage