How to remain safe on the road

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Mrkvonic, Apr 2, 2012.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Planning your next vacation soon? Well, this article ought to teach you all you need to know about the electronic road perils, including which Wireless access points to use, network and firewall setup, DNS use, secure and insecure Web connections, remote connectivity, data protection, Internet coffee shops, personal discipline and trust, optimal travel set, Linux considerations, and more. Don't forget the sun tan.

    http://www.osnews.com/story/25718/How_to_remain_safe_on_the_road


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. BrandiCandi

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    Good read!

    I'm interested in your thoughts on encryption. I concur that it's a good idea to encrypt your hard drive or data when traveling with a laptop. I've encountered a significant amount of misunderstanding on encryption, though (even amongst geeks). It seems that some people don't realize that while the encrypted volume is mounted, it is plain text & readable by all. It's only encrypted when you unmount it or shut down the computer. Have you found that as well?
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Yup. The idea is to encrypt data to not be accessible when not in use.
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  4. That is one great article thank you for posting this :thumb:
     
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