public internet security
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Mon May 7 14:28:45 UTC 2007
Paul S wrote:
> OK I understand now. But, what about the vpn .. would that be a secure
> way to use such a network?
Depends...are you %100 certain your home computer isn't compromised?
Personally (as I outlined in my previous message) it's quite a hassle to
set up and maintain a VPN connection to your home system if it is just
to web browse your financial institution. It adds a layer of complexity
that to some people may be acceptable and to others is a PITA.
And again...how do you know your home connection and home system are "safe"?
Stick to keeping your personal laptop malware-free and use HTTPS and be
vigilant with your records and cert settings you should be fine for all
intents and purposes.
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