Ipod Touch and public wifi

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MaxPower49, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a stupid question I know, but I have googled with no luck. Is it safe to use apps like facebook, tweetie, or sites like gmail from my ipod touch at public wifi hotspots? We are staying at a place with free wifi, you just have to go into safari and accept their terms and conditions to access the web. I’ve been scared to go to any sites where I have to put in passwords or personal information. Is it safe? Does the VPN feature provide any protection or is that for something else?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 0sync0 macrumors regular

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    Your information is not safe with public wifi.

    VPN is safe. But VPN is not just a feature that you turn on. You have to connect to a server where VPN has already been set up for you.
     
  3. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    But if you are, for example, sending password or credit card data to a secure (https) website, I would assume it's encrypted on your end and decrypted on the other end so it should still be safe? Obviously other data (for example passwords for email apps) wouldn't be.
     

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