Have figured out how to set up a proxy using socks5 and ssh to protect my browsing, and tsocks to protect my email in wifi hotspots.

What are the risks for someone snooping on what I am doing, during the first 90 seconds or so when I am logging into the café wifi and establishing my ssh tunnel?

My system: Ubuntu 10.04 lts; FF 3.6.20; Evo 2.28.3


:- Doug.