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November 21, 2007



This reminds me of the Up-Side-Down-Ternet http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pete/upside-down-ternet.html


Turn wireless off or use an SSL VPN such as the open-source SslExplorer. Most people don't have the know-how to purchase a virtual host to run SslExplorer (could be Windows, Linux, et al), but imagine how much safer it would be if they did.

The real problem are websites that do not support SSL (and most importantly: redirect to SSL), thus leaving their users unprotected in the face of often severe danger where credentials and/or sensitive information can be easily compromised. Worse, any unencrypted web traffic provides a nice vector for injection of malicious anything - including regular and browser backdoors.

Please somebody tell me there is a better solution to either:
1) not using WiFi
2) always using WiFi with an SSL VPN

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