What you need to know about security with the wireless network:
Use CU-Boulder's VPN
Use CU-Boulder's VPN (Virtual Private Network) to make a secure connection to any system that requires a login and password if you are not using SSH or SSL. The CU Wireless network is open, which means it does not use encryption. VPN only encrypts data between your laptop and the VPN concentrator on campus. Use other security practices for protecting off-campus connections (such as personal firewalls and antivirus software). For more information, read about CU-Boulder's VPN.