just scoped this out on Yahoo!
news about new hijacking equipment enabling cyberstalkers to listen into wifi connections on public networks like those at coffee shops and hotels. not good for the vagabond banking overseas on their personal computers or any exhibitionist who enjoys drinking coffee in public while they email.
the report says an encryption program which effectively sets up a vpn (virtual private network) called hot spots shield is available from AnchorFree
haven't checked it out yet but certainly will before i check into my next hotel stay.
edit: not such a good review from cnet
This freeware program promises to encrypt all your Internet connections, but since most public Wi-Fi access points in the U.S. are open, it's a bit hard to gauge Hotspot Shield's effectiveness. However, the connection itself is a bit wonky....Overall, we can't give Hotspot Shield a strong recommendation, but as a last resort it might be worth trying out.
anyone have experience with a better program for creating a vpn to protect against sidejacking?