sorry in advance for the OT, but this is the forum with the most smart people tuned in with networking.
I have spent a lot of time securing my network at home, thanks to openWrt... But now that I feel reasonably safe at home, of course, I have needs to travel for a while and stay at various guest accommodations.
So I need to secure my computer (running macOS). What are the attack categories that I should be aware of when connecting to someone else's wifi? How can I mitigate them?
A few specific questions:
- If say I do my homebanking via https connection, can I be confident that this is safe?
- Is there a security advantage to using a VPN, if I only use https connections?
- Conversely, if I use a VPN on an untrusted wifi, am I reasonably secure?