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Attacks on using https at coffee shop to access bank account? [duplicate]

Correct me if I am wrong: If you use https, you communication with a server is secure because it is encrypted. If my computer is connected to a wireless network and someone can see all the raw data/...
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1answer
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Password stolen on public wifi even though https was used [duplicate]

I saw this video where news reporter is in public place, and some security expert demonstrates to her that even though she logged in at page which was using https that guy got password in his computer....
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1answer
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Login on public Wi-Fi networks using HTTPS [duplicate]

Is it safe to log in to my e-mail account with my iPad's Safari through a public Wi-Fi network (let's suppose someone is eavesdropping the traffic) provided that the e-mail provider uses HTTPS?
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1answer
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Password Free WiFi, but page is using https - am I secure then? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm using a WiFi connection at the airport or in a cafeteria (free WiFi), which is not password protected - I only need the SSID to connect to the network. Then, I'm using the page with ...
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2answers
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Can I be MITMed when accessing an HTTPS website from my own device through a third-party network? [duplicate]

If I'm using a device which isn't mine for accessing a website, then I assume the administrator of that device/LAN could read anything I do on it, no matter if it's an HTTPS connection or not. But, ...
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1answer
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Connect to HTTPS through untrusted proxy [duplicate]

As far as I know, and please correct me if I'm wrong, I can connect to an https site (assuming the whole page is https) while using a free proxy server I find on the web (and entered into Firefox's ...
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12answers
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Is public Wi-Fi a threat nowadays?

In my opinion, arguments we have been using for years to say that public Wi-Fi access points are insecure are no longer valid, and so are the recommended remedies (e.g. use VPN). Nowadays, most sites ...
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5answers
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Access to a router's GUI

During a recent visit to a coffee shop, I noticed that they hadn't bothered changing their default user name and password for their router. I realise that someone could log on and be annoying to ...
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5answers
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Security of an initial redirection from http://example.com to https://example.com

Suppose that http://example.com/<foo> systematically redirects to https://example.com/<foo>. I enter http://example.com in my browser's URL bar, and I see a page load and the URL bar now ...
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5answers
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How safe is the 256-bit encryption used in bank transactions?

Most of the banks use a 128-bit or 256-bit encryption. What does this mean? Does it mean that the keys used in SSL are 128-bit long or what? If they are the SSL key lengths then 128 bit RSA keys are ...
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1answer
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My understanding of how HTTPS works (gmail for example)

I want to ask if my below understanding is correct or not regarding the HTTPS used for the webpage we are visiting. I will use Gmail as an example: My laptop tries to connect to the Gmail server ...
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2answers
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What security risks do unauthorized mobile hotspot (MiFi) devices on company proprerty pose?

I'm having some difficulty determining how, or if, MiFi devices on property should be regulated. Personally, I see them as having little difference from any other rogue AP in the environment - the ...
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Risk of using university Wi-Fi network [duplicate]

I have lost my modem to use the internet and I am starting university next week. There is Wi-Fi available to the students in the university, but I'm worried about the risk of using it. Can other ...
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4answers
605 views

Bank login in foreign country

I have friends andfamily that travel/live in foreign countries and compromised unsecure wireless networks and credit card scanners have always been a problem. I was recently asked a question about ...
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1answer
594 views

How secure is a https website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does an established ssl connection mean a line is really secure When I visit a website -- say, https://ebanking.pick-your-bank.com -- my browser (fully patched version of ...

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