10 tips to safe wireless surfing

It's a familiar feeling to many of us: You find a free Wi-Fi cafe, order a latte, boot up your laptop and sink into the standard beat-up sofa. Yet just when you're getting comfortable, you can't help but wonder--is my computer safe?

Many would say never, but there are definitely some measures that can lend more than just a false sense of security. This post, for example, offers "10 Top Tips for Protecting Yourself at Hot Spots," which range from using encrypted USB flash drives to looking over your shoulder.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.


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