Packets transmitted over public networks have to be encrypted for privacy which means other end must also encrypt/decrypt. https and vpn have commercial security standards but you are dependent on other end to support such.
As computer usage is increasing in places like McDonald's, no less, is there a program out there that will give one the ability to stop interlopers?
I received an advertisement from Uniblue for Ghostsurfer and thought that might do it, but when I read the 3 reviews, I've changed my mind. It is just beyond my comprehension why someone hasn't developed a program to protect your privacy while you are on a non-secure network, like in a hotel.
If there is a program, or some way to protect yourself, please let me know. It is kind of silly to have WiFi if you cannot do your banking, and are limited to checking your email.
I am using XP with the AVG 7.5 Security Suite, which is ok, but for some reason, I just don't feel safe as I should.
Thanks in advance,