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using a 3G tablet securely in Hong Kong

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using a 3G tablet securely in Hong Kong

We are planning to take a 3G tablet to Hong Kong because we'll need secure access to internet banking while there- need to top up a Travelex card (no one at home to do it for us like last time we travelled). What would be the cheapest and most reliable way of paying for use with this equipment (can we use Travelsim, Telstra prepaid, local sim?) seeing that we'll only want i'net access for about 2 weeks? ( Have only used Telstra roaming with phones before this trip, so unsure of the process.)

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1. Re: using a 3G tablet securely in Hong Kong

As long as you are using a secure encrypted connection (httpS in the address) you should be fine. Any banking site should already require this and redirect you to a https site if you simply try http. SIM provider or even free wifi should not matter.

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2. Re: using a 3G tablet securely in Hong Kong

Even the open and free WLAN at Starbucks is safe as long as you have a "https" connection, as mentioned by tev9999. No problem to do banking through such an encrypted channel. It is like you and your wife having a secret language. Even if I could hear you talking I would not understand anything as the data received does not make sense to me. Same with a https encrypted connection. Others can monitor your data traffic (in that open WLAN) but it does not make any sense to them. Takes several million years to crack that data with a normal desktop PC. Guess by then you have a new bank card anyway ;-)

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3. Re: using a 3G tablet securely in Hong Kong

Just use WiFi.

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