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Old 06-29-07, 01:36 PM
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Guidelines for secure surfing wirelessly?

Im getting my first laptop in a long time and will be using it outdoors in unsecured wifi environments--Is there a good list of guidelines out there to protect a computer that surfs wirelessly a lot?

A given: Ill have a good antivirus and zonealarm firewall--anything else important?
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Im getting my first laptop in a long time and will be using it outdoors in unsecured wifi environments--Is there a good list of guidelines out there to protect a computer that surfs wirelessly a lot?

A given: Ill have a good antivirus and zonealarm firewall--anything else important?
I'd try not to use your credit card or other personal info if not necessary. At the very least, make sure the site has SSL encryption.
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Ive been at cafes, where you buy 4 hour blocks of internet time for a few bucks with a creditcard. Is a firewall protecting your computer from people who would otherwise steal that number or is it up to the internet provider whos conducting the transaction?

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