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Old 02-28-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Cyber Cafes: How secure are you?

I was sitting in a local restaurant, and noticed they are now providing Internet access.

So, I'm sure the connection is unencrypted, and unsecured. So, I was thinking ... how could I secure myself, and keep the creeps out of my data?

The only things I can think of are to build an encrypted proxy or SSH tunnel to which I could connect from the cafe.

However, at this time, with no security tools at my disposal, I don't even want to introduce my machine to that digital air.

What options are there?
Old 02-28-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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On my home box, I run SSH and NX for when I want to browse in a situation similar to yours. On my client box (laptop, remote PC or whatever), I create an ssh connection back to my home box. Then I point my NX client at my localhost on the client box. NX uses the tunnel back to my PC so I can run Firefox (or any other app).

The reason I do it that way is that I had problems getting NX to use proxy settings...


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