Security Expert: Use a Virtual Private Network In Public Hotspots


This article in The Province interviews security expert Jason Glassberg, who says the hazards associated with public wifi networks are so numerous that he does not log on to them. Instead, as the article notes, “when he must access the Internet on a public network, he does so through a virtual private network – VPN in industry speak – that allows him to encrypt his data through a personal server back home.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.

  • Rick M

    I didn’t feel like registering or I would have posted this on the interview site itself. Your article was good but the comments is why I’m actually posting. They gave me this really warm fuzzy feeling that my I will always have work. After I read the comments I felt this,,,like,,, Forrest Gump moment.

    As I’m typing this I can see the Firesheep link that makes it possible for any script kiddie to hack your computer and then something else comes to mind also. Follow the link

    The threats are real and the above are just toys. A knowledgeable user of real tools like Backtrack, Nmap, Metasploit and many others will win every time. A person setting up there own hotspots in areas like the mentioned are a real threat. Log onto one of these and everything your doing is compromised.

    People the threats are real and just because it has never happened to you and I do love you Mac users, doesn’t mean it can not or will not happen.

    By the way does anyone know what time of the year gtm49 travels this year. Just kidding.

    The second reason I posted is Elaine is cute as a button.