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Is it possible for a school to see what you're doing when connected to their WiFi? [duplicate]

Let's say I connect to my schools WiFi, and I log into Facebook. Could they see my login information, my messages and what not? I know they could see what applications you are using, but I'm still not ...
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Possible to safely send money via Paypal on public wifi networks? [duplicate]

I will be away for 1 month and during that time period I will have Internet access only via public wifi networks. I tried finding on the net tutorial on how to safely access and handle paypal ...
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Is the typical hotel wifi authentication insecure? [duplicate]

I saw many hotels use unencrypted wifi and then expect you to type in a wifi password over HTTPS. All HTTPS website requests are captured, and you get an "untrusted certificate" warning and HTTP ...
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The Dangers of Open Wi-Fi [duplicate]

I know that the first response to a question titled like so is "seriously?". I know the answers exists, but I am just trying to put everything together. Using and/or having an open Wi-Fi network is ...
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Does an established HTTPS connection mean a line is really secure?

From the view of somebody offering a web application, when somebody connects with TLS (https) to our service and submits the correct authentication data, is it safe to transmit all sensitive data over ...
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Security impact of using a public password for free WiFi

We have a WiFi network that we want to be public and free. Does having a password that is known to everyone provide any additional security advantage to the people using this network as opposed to ...
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How to use public WiFi safely?

The Dangers of Open Wi-Fi How does one go about sending valuable information (for example inputting email username and password) over a free password-less public WiFi network? The only option that I ...
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How secure is SSL?

Is it not true that SSL can be decrypted by simply having listened to the network activity of a PC on a network? (for example, from the first time a random PC connects to a coffee shop, and keep ...
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How much data can an app gather from my Android device?

I am wondering how much data an app on my phone can gather. For instance, let's say I download Angry Birds on my Android device and log in with my gmail account. How much information will be available?...
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What is more safe: 3g/4g or public wifi?

The scenario is: John is out of home and, using his smartphone, he need to send some messages from Whatsapp, use Facebook's app and do some bank operations. Since I have read this and this topics, I'...