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Linux.com: Secure Your Wi-Fi Traffic Using FOSS Utilities

Sep 13, 2006, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Donald W. McArthur)

"A recent Slashdot item on Wi-Fi security was a timely reminder of the weaknesses of default Wi-Fi encryption protocols, and the dangers of using unencrypted, public Wi-Fi connections. Fortunately, you can use FOSS utilities to securely tunnel your Wi-Fi connection sessions and protect your Web and email traffic.

"To facilitate encrypting your Wi-Fi traffic, first set up dynamic DNS service so you can locate your server when you're away from home. You then port-forward SSH connections through your router to an SSH server, configuring the server to accept only key-authenticated connections. You can then tunnel your email and Web traffic from a remote client through an encrypted SSH tunnel into your home network, and then on to the Internet..."

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