Elieazer watches TWiT through a Virtual Private Network. How can he configure his browser so that some things will go through the VPN, and other things won't? Leo says that VPNs slow things down because it routes the traffic through a VPN server. Elieazer uses ProXPN, which is a sponsor of the show. Leo doesn't think he can just choose which apps will go through the VPN, but it does make it easier to turn the whole VPN on and off.
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Katie works from home and wants to know the most secure way to use the Wi-Fi at a coffee shop or public library. Leo says that most things we want to be secure already is under "https." So she really doesn't have to worry about that. The big one is that email logins are protected.
No, that's something different. Leo says VPNs (virtual private networks) are designed to allow users to connect securely to their own network while on the road. It provides secure access to an internal network. Leo recommends HotSpot VPN for that.
Michael is interested in a virtual private network recommendation. Leo says that OpenVPN is a good, free option.
Leo uses HotSpot VPN, which is $99 and comes with a built in hardware router called the Tiny Hotspot Firewall, which also routes all traffic through a virtual private network (VPN) at 256 bit open vpn.
Alan is going on vacation and there will be free WiFi at the hotel, and is wondering whether or not it's safe to use. Leo says it depends. If he's doing online banking, then he's using a secure SSL connection. Other services like Facebook, Gmail, etc. are also done securely. However, some services may not be secure.