Caution is Key at Hotspots

Caution is Key at Hotspots

This excellent article from Symantec is a must read if you use your laptop in libraries and other research venues. The most important takeaway from the article: If you are, say, in the library and have just logged onto the WiFi there with your netbook or laptop, be certain to go to your computer’s share settings and turn off all shared items, and globally block all sharing if your operating system allows that. When you get home, you can reinstate sharing to download  your research. This is especially important if you are logging into your email or any other passworded account (e. g. your account)  while on the public WiFi.

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Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I’m in my 50’s, I learned about genealogy at my mother’s knee!

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