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Posted on Nov 28, 2012 12:53:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 12:54:41 PM PST
April, you're very wise to ask and to be concerned about security at public wifi hotspots. The short answer is that most are very unsafe unless you take steps to protect your sensitive data.

To learn about the risks and how to protect yourself, this article is a good place to start: http://www.esecurityplanet.com/trends/article.php/3929541/How-to-Securely-Manage-WiFi-on-Smart-Phones-and-Tablets.htm.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:48:52 PM PST
Mmmmm.....salted caramel. (*drool*) (*eyes apple in the hopes it will magically become a caramel apple*)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:46:01 PM PST
Now that there's some good stuff. The only thing from Fivebucks I can even drink.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:40:58 PM PST
Mmmn...I had an eggnog latte from there on Sunday evening. Kept me awake.all.night. But it was sooo worth it!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:39:51 PM PST
Hmmm. I have a Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:39:09 PM PST
Yum.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:38:20 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Or Salt Water Taffy

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:35:29 PM PST
Which, inexplicably, makes me want salted caramel.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 12:35:03 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
I keep reading the title as "wifi salty"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:25:01 PM PST
I am that enemy. Beware.

Sorry. Too much X-Men.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:16:59 PM PST
B. Marks says:
If you have mortal enemies who are devoting their lives and the lives and fortunes of their followers to invading your privacy, then they can probably do it and find out what you're reading.

If you're a normal person living a normal life and you aren't a terrorist or a drug dealer you're probably pretty safe. :)

Kindles are reasonably safe from hacking. You might not want to use a Fire at Starbucks to make a purchase that requires you enter a credit card number. Even that's pretty safe but if you're worried that's a reasonable precaution.

Of course in this world there are no guarantees. You could get hit by a hacker at Starbucks or get hit by a gang of bank robbers making their getaway. Both are hard to do much about. Both are about equally likely.

Barry

Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 11:36:23 AM PST
Is my kindle fire safe at places like starbucks? Can it be hacked? and if so how can I protect myself?
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