Ask Leo: How should I stay connected while traveling?

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By Leo Notenboom

In a recent podcast about mobile
connectivity
, I briefly reflected on some of the options available to the
wired traveler. That podcast was, itself, an example of how I stay connected
while traveling since it was recorded, written, and posted from my RV in a
state park many miles from my home.

Let’s look at it in a little more detail.

Mobile connectivity has improved dramatically in recent years. I’ll cover the big options for the traveling internet user.

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Ask Leo: Can Hackers See My Data?

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By Leo Notenboom

I’ve heard that instant messages through AOL/Yahoo/MSN can be read by hackers that “sniff” the messages leaving my network. Is this true?

Yes.

It’s actually true for all the data that comes and goes on your internet connection: web pages, emails, instant messaging conversations and more.

Most of the time it simply doesn’t matter. Honest.

On the other hand, there are definitely times and situations when you really do need to be careful.

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