Sunday, January 14, 2007

Secure your wireless surfing

Over the last little while, I've been using wireless more and more. When traveling, an unsecured hotspot is often all you can get. For access to my work resources, there's secured VPN to keep things safe and sound but what about the more mundate stuff?

By messing around, I've discovered that many of the sites you may use on a regular basis have secure alternatives. For example, instead of hitting GMail at, try Or for bloglines users, you can use When you're not sure of the security of your connection, check to see if there's an SSL version you can use. You never know ...

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