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Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
OK. I see you edited your comment. You can ignore my comment about redundancy.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
By the way - an OP is not notified of comments to answers. So I get notified only if you add the "@ispiro".
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
@TildalWave Yes, I know. I meant: Doesn't making a network public simply turn off those sharing options? (- making it redundant in my case because they're all off anyway)
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
I have all options in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings off. Do I really still need to make it a public network? (I actually have all my networks public anyway. Just to be on the safe side. But still wondering.)
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
As far as I know - a VPN will have absolutely no security against the threats I am asking about.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
@Owen :) . If you're serious - of course I upvoted.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
Thank you very much.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
@TildalWave Yes. Your comment to Peleus's answer is actually very much to the point. You can transform your comment into an answer. I'd actually like to see if other experts here agree with you or Peleus.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
@TildalWave Most of those answers (though not necessarily the questions) do not answer my question. As well as your previous comment. I'm not saying it isn't useful information. Thank you for it. But - your comment and those answers refer to different risks (phishing, sniffing, etc.). Not of anyone browsing my files. And, again, thanks for input.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
@TildalWave Using Windows 7.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
@TildalWave Thanks. Googling didn't uncover that question. I will, however, point out that most of what is said in the answers there is not really to the point - they're talking about sniffing.
Dec
10
comment How to prevent malware infection and file accessibility through a wireless router?
@Marcel Now I understand your comment's question. The answer is yes (if I understood correctly). My question has now been edited to clear that up.
Dec
9
comment How can an out-of-the-box (Windows) server not be secure?
@downvoters. Please explain so I can address the issues. At stackoverflow beginners' questions are welcome. Are they not here?
Dec
5
comment Shared hosting vs VPS
About the privilege escalation exploit - they can even simply buy hosting from the hosting provider and proceed from there.
Dec
5
comment Shared hosting vs VPS
Thanks for the answer.
Dec
5
comment Shared hosting vs VPS
Thanks for the answer and the edit.
Jul
22
comment How to prevent malware infection and file accessibility through a wireless router?
@Ramhound So if I have "network discovery", "file sharing", etc. all turned off (in the "advanced sharing settings") there's no risk? If so - you can transform your comment into an answer. Assuming you're correct - that's the answer.
Jul
22
comment How to prevent malware infection and file accessibility through a wireless router?
@Marcel I don't understand your comment. My point in the last paragraph of the question is to stop getting irrelevant links which deal with internet privacy. (That's why I edited my question to include this, even though I think my question is clear even without it.)
Jul
21
comment How to prevent malware infection and file accessibility through a wireless router?
Duplicate? Not at all. Read the question there.
Aug
6
comment How many possibilities can today's computers check (per second) in a SHA512 hash of a 50-byte-long random entry?
It will not be stored anywhere in the database. The password becomes: itself+salt (and saved by user.)