What Happens If I Don't Use The VPN For Wireless Access On Campus, Am I At Risk?

You should be aware that “sniffing” wireless internet connections is easy to do, and at any given time there may be attackers attempting to engage in this activity. Your confidential information, including your passwords, may be intercepted if you do not either use the VPN or limit entering confidential information to web sites which use HTTPS security. As discussed above if the web site does not use HTTPS encryption, you should avoid entering confidential information, even if you are using the VPN. Using the VPN is important when using services like FTP and TELNET which do not encrypt your confidential information (including your password) from attackers who may attempt to intercept your communications.

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  • Topic #: 8197-4101
  • Date Created: 2/6/2014
  • Last Modified Since: 6/12/2014
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