I know I am probably going to get flamed for this, so please try to realize my situation and help, if possible. I am currently deployed to Iraq with the Army. I will be leaving shortly to go out to another site for a few weeks. There is wireless internet (satellite) available that is provided by some Iraqi locals that run a small store on the site. I will be using a Visa gift card to pay the fee, so I'm not worried about that. I am told that these guys will attempt to steal personal data through the websites that you are browsing. Is there something I can do to prevent this? Some kind of software or something that will encrypt what I am doing? I know the best thing would be to just stay away, but this will help pass the time (I will have lots of free time) and keep in touch with loved ones back home. FLAME ALERT FLAME ALERT Would I be able to mask the sites I'm viewing by using a service such as AOL? Would they see that I'm browsing eBay or Gmail or just that I am on AOL? Years ago when AOL was my internet service (dial up days), they would assign me an IP from inside the AOL program and I would have the IP from my ISP (Earthlink). /FLAME ALERT /FLAME ALERT I'm not trying to get away with anything here. Just trying to protect my personal data.