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ID Safe on public wifi

I asked this on N360 forum but will ask here on a more specialized forum.  Since ID safe is encrypted is it safe to use on a public wifi along with my entire N360 security "system" ??

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Kudos0

Re: ID Safe on public wifi

I asked this on N360 forum but will ask here on a more specialized forum.  Since ID safe is encrypted is it safe to use on a public wifi along with my entire N360 security "system" ??

Kudos0

Re: ID Safe on public wifi


JimK wrote:

I asked this on N360 forum but will ask here on a more specialized forum.  Since ID safe is encrypted is it safe to use on a public wifi along with my entire N360 security "system" ??


Hi,

Your Norton security package will keep your computer safe but anything transmitted outside of the box is subject to being intercepted and read

Stay well and surf safe

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
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Re: ID Safe on public wifi

Always be sure that when logging into any site while using public wifi, whether you enter the passwords manually or using a password manager, that the site you are accessing is secured with encryption.  You need to see the address as "Https://" and there should be a padlock icon showing in the address bar.  As long as the connection to the site is encrypted, you should be safe.  That being said, it is still never a good idea to conduct highly sensitive transactions from a public access point.

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Re: ID Safe on public wifi

If some of your service endpoints (the websites you are using, etc.) don't support SSL security,  there are alternative (and more complete) solutions which are VPN based. Among these is "Norton Hotspot Privacy"...

The U.S. main website for NHP is located at:

http://us.norton.com/norton-hotspot-privacy/

FWIW, I have used NHP and although it worked for meeting my immediate "public based access" security needs, I'd also like to point out that I was rather disappointed in the service's overall poor speed performance - i.e., could not stream any type of media over it. At the time (about a year ago) this problem was being attributed to the service having a total of only two VPN endpoint servers - one being located in the USA, the other in Europe. But as I said, that was about a year ago, and the performance of the service may have been improved since then...especially if they've added to, and improved their server-side connectivity.

In spite of the slowness, and as costs go for such services, Norton's offering is still very reasonably priced - IMHO...

Kind regards,

John

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