Using secure tunnels with SSH
This looks to be a week of SSH tips, beyond secure WebMail access with SSH tunnels, MacApper.com has a nice post about using secure tunnels to surf the web and talk on instant messengers. Why is any of this SSH stuff useful or important you may ask? In short, SSH provides a very secure protocol to send data across, meaning if you are ever on a public network at school or work, it will be nearly impossible to snoop your data and internet habits.
MacApper: Advanced OS X: Surf a Secure Tunnel via SSH