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WiFi Privacy Issues: email, banking
I installed WiFi Privacy a few days ago, and the following issues should be documented prior to someone like myself (not a geek) installs this product. If I had known ahead of time, I would have spent my money at Starbucks vs. this product.
Here are the issues:
1. Every time I log into any secure account such as a bank, they will either ask you one of your security questions, or lock you out and request that you verify your account after which they send you a code to get back in. This is understandable I guess, but very annoying.
2. SLOW speed due to encryption, etc. But very, very slow....
3. Hotmail has locked me out of my account. I assume it is because of the IP address changing each time I start up the computer. I can now only access my account via my iPod (so it obviously is only my computer that is the issue). Please note that I have another non hotmail account and no problems.
4. Sometimes, you cannot connect. Today, for example, it gave me an unsecure network message and did not connect. I restarted the computer and did get a connection, but it was dropped after a minute. I am writing this message because I disabled the WiFi Privacy and am going without. There is no problem with the network and it now works at the speed I had prior to Privacy.
The problems might be due to the fact that I am using Vista, but I am now afraid to install this protection on my Windows 10 computer. However, I have now written off the cost of this product and no longer will be using it.
Not a happy camper.....