public internet security

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
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 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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