7 thoughts on “How Safe is WiFi?”

  1. FYI,

    Myself and loads of other folks have had great success with the terrific http://www.openvpn.org.

    I believe it supports Windows and MacX, in addition to all the usual Unix suspects.

    Its kinda of an analog to your meme about the rise of virtual companies, it that OpenVPN, VNC’s and other cool stuff are riffing off the rise of virtual device drivers.

    Thats all that OpenVPN really does. Create a virtual network driver, route all your normal traffic thru this new driver, which simply encrypts the packets and puts them on the normal NIC. Thus instaVPN.

    Xen, of course is a new virtual intel box.
    …and so it goes…

    The future will be packetized for your pleasure.

  2. The company JiWire (http://www.jiwire.com) just starting offering a product called SpotLock that uses IPSec encryption technology (which I understand to be a very good standard for VPNs) to encrypt anything leaving or coming into your PC, so if you are connected via Wi-Fi this can help protect you from Evil-Twins or Phishing type attacks. I have been using this since the alpha preview and it works well, and is pretty inexpensive to use.

    (Full disclosure: JiWire is a client of my company).

  3. We’re trying to build a little awareness about this issue. We haven’t formally announced it yet,but if anyone wishes to try out our SecureMyWiFi™ service, entering in “securetheworld” as the discount code will make the 1AP/5 User network free. additional APs are $10 a year/Users are $1. It’s WPA/802.1x for everyone.

    Our personalVPN™ service is a user-friendly OpenVPN for XP. “securehotspot” as the discount code gets it for $39.50 a year (50% off). I’m a fanatical MAC user, and we’re close to a Mac Version as well, so feel free to email sales@witopia.net to get on the list. We’re close.

    Like I said, we’ll be announcing this formally soon as well as some other stuff. Feel free to try it out.

  4. I am going on vacation and will have access to unsecured wifi. What do I have to do and how safe is the system?

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