public internet security
paulatgm at gmail.com
Sat May 5 13:30:04 UTC 2007
I'm an experienced linux user but new to broadband and wireless.
Recently I bought a wireless laptop that I can connect to public wifi
networks. I read somewhere that public wifi are insecure and should not
be used for anything that transmits a password (even "https" websites).
I also read that the only way to have security at a public wifi is by
using a virtual private network (vpn).
I am also new to a home broadband connection. I recently got a wired
broadband cable network connection (6 mbps). I do not have a fixed ip
address, but it only changes when the power goes off or some other
disconnect occurs. So, most of the time, it will not change.
I also have a second (older slower) pc that I can connect to this
broadband connection at home and leave on line.
Is it possible for me to create a vpn on my home broadband pc that I can
connect to from my laptop whenever I'm in a public wifi?
Would I be able to browse the web over that connection?
Is it a secure?
If you are doing this on (k)ubuntu, could you point me to a howto?
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