Using Macbook in Public w/Wifi

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by msw123307, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. msw123307 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    Just a quick question. I've been out more recently using my laptop at Barnes and Noble, or Panera Bread, etc. Public Wifi spots.

    My main concern has to do with security. I know that Mac's are much more secure by default, however, do I really need to think twice about logging into my email or something like that in a public place? Obviously everyone is using their laptop in public nowadays..but what steps do I need to take..or should I take to secure my laptop before using it in public? I just know that if someone knew what they were doing..they could steal information. Help is appreciated..thanks.
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Yes, they could get stuff with you with packet sniffers. I would never do something like online banking on a public wifi connection.

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