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I'm currently using wireless connections all the time in my college campus, I know that this is not very safe since anyone can just look at my traffic. My question is what are some ways that I can use to protect myself? For example I have heard that using ssh proxies and/or tunnels is a good idea, if that is a good way how can I tunnel ALL of my traffic so I would be as secure as possible? By the way I don't have a pc at home so I think I'll be needing a shell account? Right?

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To do this you'd need a dedicated machine for SSH services to tunnel your traffic.

Perhaps there is someone else doing this that can give you an account.
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Secure-Tunnel has a good service for $10 a month:

https://www.secure-tunnel.com/

The only downside is that your speed gets cut; I average about 600kbps using their tunnel (still good but my ISP recently upgraded to 4000kbps). Since I telecommute I prefer a secure connection like this when accessing remote servers and networks. Here's the setup info for Mac:

https://www.secure-tunnel.com/suppor...up/mac/mac.cfm

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Thanks for the help guys are there any free shell accounts out there I googled for some but most of them are already full, they are not taking any more applications. Do other people have some links or know of any place? Also I read those links and is that really all that I have to do to tunnel ALL of my web traffic? Anyways I'll continue my quest for free shell accounts...
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Thanks for the help guys are there any free shell accounts out there I googled for some but most of them are already full, they are not taking any more applications. Do other people have some links or know of any place? Also I read those links and is that really all that I have to do to tunnel ALL of my web traffic? Anyways I'll continue my quest for free shell accounts...
Yup, that's it. $10 a month is fairly reasonable...you probably spend more on that when you get a Big Mac meal from McDonalds

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