I have to go out of town and stay in a hotel. During these days I will also have to work on some websites code and VMs that call external APIs.
Not being a system administrator nor a security specialist, my concerns are about someone sniffing the wireless traffic of my hotel room.
My question is: Does turning on a VPN protect all traffic that comes out from one PC or do I have to apply some specific configuration? Would even the Filezilla and VirtualBox traffic be encrypted?
I know few about this, but from what I know, my notebook will connect throught a secure tunnel, and once the request arrive at the other end of the VPN tunnel then there will be the open sea, and this is ok for me.
It would be just like connecting from home, using an ftp connection at home is not secure, but I'm confident that no one is sniffing me at home.
I would like to know that the connection from the hotel room to the other VPN endpoint is encrypted even for ftp and VMs. Beyond this I think that it would be the same as from my home, so using ftp and http will let someone else read the sent data.
I want to be sure that what I do in the room is not in plain text at least until the request reaches the VPN endpoint.