What are the risks of logging in from a shared computer? What about on a shared network, but on a personal laptop?
I have, in many cases, wanted to log in from a shared computer or shared network, but decided not to given the possible risks.
Some risks that have come to mind are:
- If someone else from that network/computer decides to upvote one of your posts, it might look like sockpuppetry
- If spam from that network/computer has been sent, and you login, it might be suspected that you are responsible for it
- If that computer or network has a post ban or gets one in the future, your account might also get the ban
Am I being too careful? Are these possible risks things I should watch out for? Are there other risks I should watch out for not listed above? Should I just avoid logging in on a shared computer? Would it be significantly safer if it were on a shared network, but on a personal computer?