I have to go out for some days and I'll 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 can sniff the wireless traffic of my hotel room.
My question is: Does turning-on a vpn protect all traffic that comes out from ones pc or I've to apply some specific configuration? Even the Filezilla and VirtualBox traffic would 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 just 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 to read sent data.
I just wonna be sure that what I do in the room is not in plain text at least until the request reaches the VPN endpoint.
Any clarifications is appreciated