Stories by Matt Lake

Three personal VPNs offer safer Wi-Fi

It's a truth universally acknowledged that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren't secure, but they're so convenient that most of us use them anyway. That's why there was something of a panic last year when Eric Butler showed everyone how easy it is to hijack Facebook, Twitter and PayPal accounts on open Wi-Fi networks via his FireSheep Firefox add-on.

Wi-Fi at the speed of Ethernet?

SAN FRANCISCO (11/20/2003) - Just when you felt sure the fastest wireless networks move data at 54 megabits per second, Netgear Inc. introduces a wireless firewall router and PC Card that it says will transfer data at 108 mbps--speedier than 100-mbps ethernet.