On 12/19/2010 8:28 PM, RayLopez99 wrote:
Do you mean to tell me that you have never been to a Website that is
using HTTPS:\ in the URL? If you have been to a bank site or any other
site that is using HTTPS as a secure connection, like a site you
purchase things with a credit card, you are going to clearly see the
HTTPS:\ as part of the URL in the browser's address line.
As for the VPN, the link below should explain it. You also have ISP(s)
that have VPN as part of their customer package, which you can do a VPN
over wireless in a public hotspot to get protected email and other
things provided by a VPN enabled ISP.
The thing is this. If you want security over wireless where you are
giving up credentials like user-id and password to login to a site, then
you should have some kind of secure encrypted connection. You have
people sitting around those hotspot sites, looking to eavesdrop on
sensitivity information and/or credentials.
If you are just surfing sites at a hotspot, big deal, your not concerned
about the security over wireless. But if you are using wireless where
credit card information is being given up to do a purchase, you don't do
it at a hotspot or you make sure that HTTPS is being used at the site to
protect the connection.
I have not paid any attention to it, because wireless is slower than a
wire connection, a given to be expected when using wireless. I have not
seen any download speed degradation in using the Droid as a hotspot and
doing downloads to the laptop
I also use the Droid smartphone about 99.9%, which can do everything the
laptop can do in a personal usage situation while I am traveling, from
doing MS Office documents to going into HTTPS sessions over wireless
with the HTTPS showing in the smartphone browser's address line, doing
Usenet, email with my ISP and Gmail too -- all of it. All that I was
doing on the laptop, I do with the smartphone.
You don't need to go into a hotspot with a wireless laptop to do
something. That smartphone is a little laptop you carry in your pocket.
I may get a Windows 7 phone too, just on GP. :)