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Would joining un-secure networks with standard user account reduce risk?


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I'm using the hotel's wireless network to join internet and will join the internet this way in the upcoming days. Would joining un-secure networks with standard user account reduce risk?
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firewall would reduce it.. but there isnt much risk with a mac... let alone in a hotel.. whose going to target your computer?
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Also, be careful what you send over that network...don't, for example, check your eMail (unless you know for a fact that you're using SSL) or log into any sites that don't encrypt passwords (look for the lock icon.) Anybody could be listening.
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but there isnt much risk with a mac...
Same risk as with a PC, unencrypted Wifi is just as easy to exploited on either OS, but I doubt anyone is hanging out at a hotel trying to mess with people.
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Same risk as with a PC, unencrypted Wifi is just as easy to exploited on either OS, but I doubt anyone is hanging out at a hotel trying to mess with people.
true, but I was going in the worm and virus section... because, honestly none of us know what he is worried about.
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