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PDANet/FoxFi Secure?
October 9, 2012
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Comment: I’ve used PDA net for a couple of years when traveling, but always use the Tether mode.  Isn’t tethering more secure that an open wi-fi?  Thank you, Joe

 

Wired tethering will be more reliable.

What do you mean when you say “secure”?

Security has to be one of the most misunderstood and misused terms in this technology.  Security is not really a function of how you connect to the Internet.  An open wifi hotspot is “unsecure” only in that there is no password needed to connect to it.

If your computer is not up to date or you are not using basic antivirus tools and practices, you are not secure regardless of how you connect. 

FoxFi creates an encrypted hotspot for you to connect to, so it is “secure”. If you connect to an open hotspot, any unencrypted communication could possibly be snooped by someone on the same network.  All banking and financial communications are encrypted and secure regardless of your connection.

Keep your computer up to date.  Practice safe computing.  Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.  Learn from Geeks On Tour and other reliable resources.

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