Thanks for the input Doug. "And I'd suggest WPA at home, not WEP, unless your hardware will not support it." My Thinkpad supports WPA but the wife's Dell doesn't. I'm aware of it and WEP is better than nothing. "What do folks on the road do, who encounter this dilema?" VPN? Yes - vpn is ok if I'm on the road and the site I connect to offers SSL/VPN type stuff. But my initial question stems from a friend who asked about this while on the road in a motor home. He wants to frequent web sites that do not utilize any mechanism of securing connections, but do require a user id/password. He was more concerned about logging into, say a site like yahoo, (without the secure login option), and then wondering if anyone could steal his login credentials, and snoop on his pc for other sites that he may frequent, which may use the same user id and password. My response was to use different passwords, especially for 'sensitive' web connections such as work/banking/retirement etc... Regards, Jerry Gerald Kern - MIS Project Leader Lotus Notes/Domino Administrator IBM Certified RPG IV Developer The Toledo Clinic, Inc. 4235 Secor Road Toledo, OH 43623-4299 Phone 419-479-5535 gkern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please inform the sender by reply e-mail and destroy this and all copies of this message.
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