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Password managers: are they secure in public wifi?
October 10, 2017
7:49 pm
Marcia Joswick
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Just watched your Weekly Class #67 and explanation of password managers, especially Last Pass.   But I’m thinking that if you use a password manager on your cell in a public wifi location, you can be hacked.   Last Pass says that you can put all your credit card, SSNs etc on Last Pass and be secure, but that doesn’t sound right to me if you’re using internet in a public place….which is where I usually use my cell phone.

October 11, 2017
3:47 pm
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As long as your device is not somehow compromised, it is fine to use a password manager on public wifi because of encryption at the website. Even if someone is sniffing the wireless traffic, all they can see is gibberish. Those websites use the highest level of encryption available and that is in place before any important information is transferred.

All websites are converting to the more secure https: protocol.

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