Secure web surfing, take two

Lots of people refuse to connect to the Internet using open wireless networks like those you find at coffee shops. Why? Their information travels unencrypted over those networks, making it possible for people nearby with the technical tools and know-how to read what they send.

But today, major websites offer people a fairly simple method of encrypting the information that flows between them and the sites.In this podcast, you’ll learn about the difference one “s” can make, as well as ways to make sure that your exchanges with sites like Facebook and Twitter are always encrypted.

Note: while this podcast is meant for Mac users, the tips offered apply to all operating systems.

I blogged about this extra “s” last year, but it’s worth your while to watch the video, then check the websites you regularly use for the setting described in this podcast.

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