PSparky Posted January 16, 2012 Share Posted January 16, 2012 Hey there, Been following the Hak5 shows and forums for quite some time now. Registered today since I've got a question that I'd like to ask: In febuary im moving to another appartment for my study/work. Unfortunately, the only way to connect to the internet there, is via a corporate Wi-Fi network. I don't have any details about the security of the network yet. I only know that it's using a WPA2 encryption. I know that would pretty much cancel out a lot of external attacks but what about internal ones? For example, can a user who's connected to the Wi-Fi network intercept my passwords with a password/network sniffer? I know that I could use a VPN to encrypt my web traffic. But how reliable are these services and will they slow down my connection? Also, can a user of the Wi-Fi network scan my host to check for vulnerabilities? In other words, how do I make sure that other users in the Wi-Fi network won't be able to recognize my host? I'll soon get some more information about the security of the Wi-Fi network since I'm going to speak to the owner. But any suggestions at this point would be very welcome. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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