September 20th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Google's way of securing WiFi
Seems like Google will let you connect to their VPN and have a more secure WiFi connection...hmmm
So far, as per usual, it's in beta, and only for the San Fran bay area.
Snipit from their FAQ:
What is Google Secure Access?
Google Secure Access is a downloadable client application that allows users to establish a more secure WiFi connection.
Why would I want to download and install Google Secure Access?
Google Secure Access allows you to establish a more secure connection while using Google WiFi. By using Google Secure Access, your internet traffic will be encrypted, preventing others from viewing the information you transmit.
September 20th, 2005, 05:52 PM
I would want a lot more information about the type of encryption, type of VPN and all before I download and install. If I already have a VPN client I use to access work systems in an open wireless "hotspot," why would I add another? Tunnel a VPN through another VPN?
Maybe they need that in the Bay area.
September 20th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Ok, so the MORE relevant link is to the FAQ page, not the download page.
So it's someone's 20% community project. That's cool! I think the problem here is some people see the almighty G and assume it will be fundamentally transcendental, such as Google search was, and this is by no means that big of a deal.
Still, it's good to see them doing it for free. "Do no evil" and all of that too, yada yada.
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