Personal Hotspot Security

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jomama7366, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. jomama7366 macrumors member

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    I know that the iPhone's personal hotspot uses strong WPA2 protection. But I was wondering if there was any way that people could eavesdrop, spy on your wi-fi traffic, grab it out of the air, so to speak? I know this might sound like a dumb question, but I just want to know how secure the personal hotspot is. Would you feel safe doing banking on it, for example?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you're in a public place getting your banking details is as easy as looking over your shoulder. Encryption protects against the dedicated WiFi sniffer, but it's only part of the solution.
     
  3. jomama7366 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, thanks for the (rather obvious) advice. ;) I was talking about using the personal hotspot in a hotel room, or something like that.
     

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