wireless & blue tooth

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by David Ngo, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. David Ngo

    David Ngo Guest

    I'm planning on getting a laptop with wireless & blue tooth
    capabilities and had some security questions.

    In windows xp can wireless/blue tooth be disabled?

    When I'm surfing at a retail restaurant that has wireless capabilities
    am I safe when surfing the web or can people get into my computer
    through the wireless connection?

    Does it matter if I use the home edition vs the pro edition of XP on my
    laptop? from what I've read pro is typically needed to connect to
    domains, encrypt files but didn't know if it helped more then home when
    keeping intruders out from a wireless conection. I do plan on using
    zonealarm for my firewall.

    Thanks,
    David
    David Ngo, Dec 30, 2005
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  2. David Ngo

    FG Guest

    As far as I know, free wireless connections are not
    crypted. So anyone can connect to your computer,
    but, who would ?


    "David Ngo" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    ...
    > I'm planning on getting a laptop with wireless & blue tooth
    > capabilities and had some security questions.
    >
    > In windows xp can wireless/blue tooth be disabled?
    >
    > When I'm surfing at a retail restaurant that has wireless capabilities
    > am I safe when surfing the web or can people get into my computer
    > through the wireless connection?
    >
    > Does it matter if I use the home edition vs the pro edition of XP on my
    > laptop? from what I've read pro is typically needed to connect to
    > domains, encrypt files but didn't know if it helped more then home when
    > keeping intruders out from a wireless conection. I do plan on using
    > zonealarm for my firewall.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > David
    >
    FG, Dec 30, 2005
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