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Wireless internet access (especially in Greece)

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1. Posted by grant123 (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

Hello, I'm wary of using public computers because of the potential for them to have a keystroke logger installed. I will be managing my business over the internet and I can't risk someone getting my login info.

Is there decent wireless connectivity available that I could use with my laptop? I'm interested in how the availability is all over Europe but expecially in Greece as I plan to go island hopping in June and July.

- Grant

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 11y

I hope you're using an SSL connection to the website (or SSH or something with similarly decent encryption)? Breaking WEP (default wireless encryption) takes all of three minutes nowadays.

No idea what the situation with WiFi is in greece - or in Europe in general really - I know here down under it's still pretty pathetic, although of course in most office buildings you can find half a dozen unsecured networks to piggyback on, if that's what you want to do. Anyway, what I do with my laptop is simply plugging in in internet cafes; troublesome in small villages where they're afraid for "security" with a strange computer on the network (never mind that I could do more damage from one of their own computers), but possible in every city of reasonable size - and that at least should be the same in Europe.

3. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

i pretty much agree, if you stick with the bigger cities i'm sure no matter where you are you'll find good wireless HS. good luck tho ;)

4. Posted by clueless (Full Member 30 posts) 11y

I don't think you will be able to find WiFi access
anywhere in Greece except Athens and Thessaloniki.

Certainly not on small islands with at most a few thousand
local residents during the winter ;)

5. Posted by grant123 (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

Thanks guys, sounds like I should count on plugging in via ethernet. Will they generally let you do that?

- Grant