Connecting to an unsecure wifi

marty1990

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Original poster
Nov 25, 2011
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What can I do on it? Am on my university's wifi and I've checked my email, uploaded a couple of pics to facebook, and logged onto here and facebook.

Is that alright? What else can I do on here?
 

trikky

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Nov 10, 2011
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What can I do on it? Am on my university's wifi and I've checked my email, uploaded a couple of pics to facebook, and logged onto here and facebook.

Is that alright? What else can I do on here?
If it's an unsecured wi-fi, you have already made available to other users your password for Email & Facebook - and if you've done any banking or other similar transactions, your bank login as well.

Having said that, wifi is an internet connection, so you can do whatever you want that you could normally do on an internet connection, although some functionality such as peer-to-peer file sharing, gaming, etc may be blocked by the router. If it is not truly public wifi and you're just using someone's unsecured connection, in some jurisdictions you care performing a criminal act.
 

interrobang

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May 25, 2011
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If it's an unsecured wi-fi, you have already made available to other users your password for Email
Only if your email provider allows unencrypted logins (many do, but GMail and iCloud, for example, do not.)

Probably not, since Facebook login is SSL by default.

- and if you've done any banking or other similar transactions, your bank login as well.
Definitely not, since every bank uses SSL.
 

Bear

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Jul 23, 2002
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What can I do on it? Am on my university's wifi and I've checked my email, uploaded a couple of pics to facebook, and logged onto here and facebook.

Is that alright? What else can I do on here?
Well, since it's the University you go to, make sure you read their WiFi/Internet usage policy to see what if anything is not allowed. Otherwise, it's whatever isn't blocked by the University hardware.