Re: VPN ideas
On Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 11:00:41AM +0000, Joe wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Dec 2020 12:49:44 +0200
> Andrei POPESCU <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Mi, 09 dec 20, 10:21:46, Joe wrote:
> > > On Wed, 9 Dec 2020 11:49:45 +0200
> > > Andrei POPESCU <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Ma, 08 dec 20, 12:27:40, Joe wrote:
> > > > >
> > Let me rephrase that: how is connecting to the internet from some
> > public hot-spot decreasing my security?
> > I can think of possibly messing with DNS queries (use "own" DNS
> > server instead, maybe with DNSSEC) and possible some attacks are
> > easier via the local network (e.g. by other hot-spot users or local
> > staff).
> > Other that that, as far as I'm aware, the biggest threat are the
> > servers I access with my client software (typically web sites
> > accessed with a browser), in which case it doesn't make any
> > difference whether I access them via some VPN and/or (home) firewall.
> > (Assuming one doesn't run NFS, Samba, etc. *listening* software on
> > the laptop in which case stopping those and/or running a firewall
> > would be indicated.)
> I suppose it may depend on where you are. In the UK, public wifi
> normally uses no encryption, because there are no local staff who can
> help with problems. So any unencrypted protocol you use can be
So let me be devils advocat here.
Is the network connection from your ISP encrypted?
I guess not. So why is it more secure or trustworthy?
Henning Follmann | email@example.com