Showing posts from April, 2011

Is it Safe to Pay Bills when using a free WiFi?

"I'm not real knowledgeable regarding wi-fi.  While traveling in our RV with our laptop, I'm able to connect to free wi-fi sites but I am concerned about paying bills, etc if the sites are not secure.  I subscribe to ESET NOD32 antivirus and wonder if this makes my wi-fi connection more secure?  If you could help me I would appreciate it.  Thanks." - Sharyn A.
Even though you are connected to a free (and I take it "Open" WiFi), as long as you use your browser to connect to secure sites (the URL starts with an https://... and they have a little padlock on the bottom on the window), then everything that you send over the WiFi is encrypted and so is secure. You should avoid sending sensitive information in emails (in any circumstances) as they are not encrypted nor secure. 
The main vulnerability is with spyware and viruses like keystroke loggers that look for your passwords or credit card details to send over the internet to their masters. A good virus protecti…

GadgetPlex - Join us Live Tomorrow @ 7:30 PM ET

TechnoRV is now co-hosting a very cool new internet TV show called GadgetPlex. It's a short (15 minute) show that appears on the new RV News Network (RVNN.TV), along with other exciting shows such as Nick Russell's "Just a Gypsy", "Ask the Professor" and "What's Wrong with this Picture". 

Together with my co-hosts Dave Dufour and Andy McCaskey we discuss the latest RV gadgets, RV technology and just have some fun. If you click on the logo above you can visit GadgetPlex, watch previous episodes and even sign up for GadgetPlex on iTunes and download the episodes as podcasts to listen to while you are on the road!

One of the coolest thing about GadgetPlex however is the ability to join us LIVE while we are filming. Last week we had a product testing episode and a number of you joined us in the chat room to see 'behind-the-scenes' as well as ask questions and chat to each other. 

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Will recommend your product(s) to all of my RV'ing friends

"I can't thank you enough for all the great customer service that I received. I can't believe that you would give me a new locket and will recommend your product(s) to all of my rving friends. Again thank you and also for following up with me." - John Howard (4/18/11)