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Having used hotel wifi to acces sites like this and occasionally been barred. Is there any way the hotel could know what websites you are logging into? I guess a bigger question is if you did any internet banking whilst in a hotel, could they get any of your bank details?

I say room 12 is looking at porn again!

Any techies out there.know the answers.

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Having used hotel wifi to acces sites like this and occasionally been barred. Is there any way the hotel could know what websites you are logging into? I guess a bigger question is if you did any internet banking whilst in a hotel, could they get any of your bank details?

I say room 12 is looking at porn again!

Any techies out there.know the answers.

Of course anyone with the right kit and kaboodle can get into a network and see what we are all doing, in time and at a cost. Is a hotel going to bother? No.

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Whenever you access a WI-fi network that isn't your own then you are at risk.

Will a decent hotel hack you? Probably not

They'd be too busy monitoring the secret CCTV cameras in your room while your screwing your latest escort*

*only joking

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Also, most hotels will know the regular wg who use the hotel and visit the punters. Its how it works.

 

So there is a modicum of privacy. What you need to consider is discretion and trust.

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Of course anyone with the right kit and kaboodle can get into a network and see what we are all doing, in time and at a cost. Is a hotel going to bother? No.

 

Years ago I read on one of the forums that an escort was asked to leave the hotel because they had become aware of her logging onto some escort sites and decided they didn't want her 'sort' operating from their hotel.

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And because you read some dubious poppycock on a forum it took on some sort of authority?

Any hotel with a managed WiFi service will have no legitimate access whatsoever to browsing activity of their guests. As mentioned above some extremely techy nerd might have hacking skills but if the hotel became aware of that he/she would be sacked for misconduct.

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And because you read some dubious poppycock on a forum it took on some sort of authority?

 

 

Get back in bed, and then get back out on the right side. Then read my post. This thread reminded me of the incident and I chose to share it with the forum.

 

Working girls share details like this with each other. To you it's poppycock. To us, it's useful. It's never happened to me, but if it's happened just once, then it's worth making note of. Never say never. It can happen. It does happen.

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Get back in bed, and then get back out on the right side. Then read my post. This thread reminded me of the incident and I chose to share it with the forum.

 

Working girls share details like this with each other. To you it's poppycock. To us, it's useful. It's never happened to me, but if it's happened just once, then it's worth making note of. Never say never. It can happen. It does happen.

I'm sure there was a thread on here a year or so ago, asking the same questions, with similar answers.

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Anyway if you take away the back drop of punting and the hotel..............

 

its the same principle of an authority being able to snoop on your so called private life?

 

Well they can, and we can't do much about it other than give up using technology.

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I doubt hotels would bother to snoop on clients checking adult sites.  What they care is that you pay for in-house adult movies you are watching.

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And because you read some dubious poppycock on a forum it took on some sort of authority?

Any hotel with a managed WiFi service will have no legitimate access whatsoever to browsing activity of their guests. As mentioned above some extremely techy nerd might have hacking skills but if the hotel became aware of that he/she would be sacked for misconduct.

However, anyone within wireless range (parked in the hotel car park for example) could, using various network tools, see any traffic going over the Wi-Fi. These network tools are readily available and do have legitimate uses. They are very easy to use if one can follow instructions - I'm obviously not going to identify them!

 

Importantly, if the Wi-Fi is UNSECURED (i.e. no password is required) it's much easier to see what's happening. This applies not only to hotels but coffee shops, bars, airports etc.

 

Basically, if it's unsecured - you can be seen. The thing is though, on a forum like this, assuming you don't use your real name/email address, do you even care? 

 

To the OP -  Banking of course is another matter!!

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Also your tech kit is uniquely identifiable and can be seen again with the right kind of kit, so you are always always in the position of being spied on; whilst you carry any kind of modern tech with you.

 

using anonymous kit, will obviously avoid you being identified, but your kit can always be tracked.

 

but actualy none of us are Jack Bower, and what we get up to is of no concern to those trying to combat terrorism etc.

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Get a subscription to a VPN for $5 - $10 a month.  Your traffic via the hotel / coffeeshop whatever  network is then encrypted.

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I read all the way down this thread preparing to extol the virtues of a VPN and Bert beat me to it.

For anyone regularly using Hotspots whether that's Costa Coffee or the Dorchester Hotel a VPN is a must.

Don't trust anyone anywhere.

DG

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I read all the way down this thread preparing to extol the virtues of a VPN and Bert beat me to it.

For anyone regularly using Hotspots whether that's Costa Coffee or the Dorchester Hotel a VPN is a must.

Don't trust anyone anywhere.

DG

most public wifi -hotels excepted - block adult stuff.  but do they block vpn?

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there is a teashop in mk full of iPads for customer use. When I went along there you couldnt access punternet. I assume they have a way to block adult content sites. I guess hotels have this ability also.

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Public Wifi's are obliged to block "adult" content as a condition of their licence. The possibility of under age people looking at sites such as this cannot be tolerated by the authorities.

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most public wifi -hotels excepted - block adult stuff.  but do they block vpn?

 

To be fair I don't know as I've never tried.  That said most of the VPN providers have apps for mobile devices and extoll the virtues of these so I'm assuming they will generally work.  If a provider actively blocks VPN access I'm assumng they actively want to spy on you.

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travelodge and ibis dont

No hotel I've ever stayed in has blocked access to adult sites. Public wifi yes but not hotels.

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No hotel I've ever stayed in has blocked access to adult sites. Public wifi yes but not hotels.

to book a hotel room these days you need a credit card and thus must be over 18.

so hotels consider their area private and have no necessity for filtering.

but i cant find any reference to hotels being exempt in the agreements.

but this a voluntary thing - no law is involved.

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