Coffee Shops & Security

Discussion in 'Networking and Security' started by runningman, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. If anyone access their brokerage accounts from a coffee shop or other public WIFI spot, what security measures do you take? Or is this something that should just be avoided because it can't be truly secure?
  2. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    change your password after each session.
  3. harmless


    yes that is exactly what I did

    change password, that is it
  4. Does anyone trade from a coffee shop? I heard one story where a guy bought coffee for everyone that walked in w/ a notebook and told them to leave so he could have max usage. He said it worked for 2 hours. Any other coffee or sandwich shop stories would be fun to read.
  5. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    I will bring my fake plastic notebook next time.
  6. Iowegian


    For a few bucks more per month you can get a wireless card and forget about wifi or you can wait around for wimax or you could get a pda/smart phone that you use as a modem. Don't know about the relative security of those options. I had wifi for a few weeks a ways back and it was sporadic at best. The people in Starbux or Borders tend to look at you as a reprobate.