For those who are wary of using free wifi in public areas (everyone should be concerned); Sidestep is a free plugin for firefox that protects your surfing from prying eyes.

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When Sidestep detects you connecting to an unprotected wireless network, it automatically encrypts all of your Internet traffic and reroutes it through a secure connection to a server of your choosing, which acts as your Internet proxy. And it does all this in the background so that you don’t even notice it.

With Sidestep enabled, no one can eavesdrop on your traffic and impersonate you or see what you’re seeing as you browse the web.

You can download it here. Please donate to chetansurper to keep this software available.

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