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Re: firewall package for laptop wi-fi client

On Ter, 04 Jan 2011, Brian wrote:
Because anyone nearby with a laptop can sniff the traffic, unlike with a
regular cabled internet connection or a password protected wireless
network (in which traffic in encrypted)?

For internet banking/shopping over https (which would be the norm) it
wouldn't give them anything of value, would it?

Only the URLs of what you visit. But many sites still don't use https even for login. (Shame on them...) Or use https for login and later go back to http, using cookies in a way that it is easy for others to hijack the session, as the article mentions.

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