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    Public Internet Connections Question


    by brenda48182 ·



    I am not very proficient in the security of my laptop.
    I have difficulties paying for internet service at my home, recently dropping the service.
    I have been using the internet at a coffee shop recently.

    My question is what settings should I have in place to make sure the private information on my laptop is secure?

    My sincere thanks to those who can help me with this.

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      That’s a big question.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Public Internet Connections Question

      I had this discussion with an avid Facebook user that couldn’t grasp what they did on Facebook was not private. Or what you have in your emails.

      You could use a VPN (so many to choose from) but all that work is negated by using social media sites, emails and what else?

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        by brenda48182 ·

        In reply to That’s a big question.

        That helps, thank you. I do not use social media in any form.

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      Re: private information

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Public Internet Connections Question

      Make a new local non-admin account on your laptop and login into that when using public internet. That way, all data in the account you normally use is inaccessible.

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      Public Internet Connections Question

      by cassharper030 ·

      In reply to Public Internet Connections Question

      Since you’re on public Wi-Fi, prioritize security by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to encrypt your data traffic. Disable file sharing and keep your firewall enabled. Avoid logging into financial accounts or entering sensitive information on public Wi-Fi.

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