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Jun
18
comment When downloading from an https web page - will the download also use ssl?
If it's a trial software then forget it, who cares. - What do you mean? What if someone replaces it with a virus infected version in transit?
Jun
18
comment When downloading from an https web page - will the download also use ssl?
Thanks again. To anyone looking here - In Firefox - I found that in the download manager - right click on the download manager, and "copy download link".
Jun
18
comment When downloading from an https web page - will the download also use ssl?
+1. Thank you very much. So from your answer I understand that if there's a hash known, or if the file is signed - we have a solution. If not - we're out of luck. Correct?
Jun
17
comment How does Network Discovery OFF protect my computer?
You're right. That's actually what I was trying to ask. Edited now. In fact - I was trying to find out what exactly does this setting do under the hood but have come up empty handed so far.
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
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.