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Does VPN secure web traffic? Or: will a home VPN prevent Firesheep attacks?

I use public Wifi constantly when I'm away from home/office. I'm contemplating setting up a home VPN, which my ipod touch and laptop could communicate with via VPN to protect my requests from prying ...
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Mitigating risks of HTTP session hijacking on open WiFi networks with VPS

The new Firefox extension Firesheep highlights the fact that HTTP login sessions can be easily hijacked if the data can be sniffed, which is trivial on an open WiFi network. I would like to set up ...
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Mitigating the 'firesheep' attack at the network layer?

What are the sysadmin's thoughts on mitigating the 'firesheep' attack for servers they manage? Firesheep is a new firefox extension that allows anyone who installs it to sidejack session it can ...