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Caveats for VPN users in public Wi-Fi hotspot networks

Using non-secured public Wi-Fi hotspots can leave you vulnerable to identity theft, data theft, snooping, impersonation and malware infection. That's why so many people rely on public virtual private network services, but VPNs are no panacea. Here are five potential gotchas.

By Sohail Ahmad, independent Wi-Fi consultant | 31 October, 2012 14:48

Tags: Wi-Fi, hotspot, Networking, Virtual Private Network, Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless, VPN based attacks, ARP poisoning, man-in-the-middle attack, Wi-Fi Security, VPN security, vpn, public Wi-Fi security, MS-CHAPv2 exploit, public Wi-Fi, WLANs / Wi-Fi, virtual private network security

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