CaféNET is an open wireless network designed for ease of use. Wireless networks, by their nature, can be intercepted. We strongly recommend you use a personal firewall when connecting to CafeNET and a VPN if you are connecting to your office.
By using the service you agree that we are not liable to you or any other party for any lack of security that may result from your use of the service.
YES. The CaféNET web site uses SSL technology to encrypt your user ame and password. SSL is the current standard encryption technique for web-based transactions across the Internet.
YES. The CaféNET website uses SSL encryption to protect your credit card and other payment card information. SSL encryption is employed on www.cafenet.co.nz whether accessing sign-up at CaféNET HotSpot or via another Internet service provider.
To assist you in identifying secure websites, your web browser may indicate "https://..." in the address and show a closed padlock (or key) icon as indicators of security.
While these indicators are helpful, please be aware that different browsers and web sites may use different methods of denoting security or SSL encrypted content, and the presence of any particular icon is not necessarily a guarantee of total security. You should know that CaféNET does not provide security with respect to your use of third party websites or services. Users concerned about the security of their credit card and other information should deal only with trusted sources and service providers on the Internet.
WiFi transmits data over the air so it is more vulnerable to attempts to intercept and read data by people in the vicinity of the HotSpot during the time the data travels wirelessly.Unless you are only connecting to a trusted, wired network, we recommend you use a personal firewall at all times.
Keep in mind that no solution or practice can guarantee security, and not every solution can abate every security risk. Below are some personal practices and technology solutions you should use to enhance security when using CaféNET, or any other service you use to access the Internet.