1. itistherabbit's Avatar
    I've been trying to find out about the security of using an iphone over wifi. If you're using a laptop and the network is unsecure, can't someone browse the files on your computer? Is it the same with iphones and other smart phones? Is there a way to secure the phone from external snooping? Help Please!
    10-12-2011 03:01 PM
  2. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    If you're using a laptop and the network is unsecure, can't someone browse the files on your computer?
    If they know what they're doing. That's what firewalls are for.

    Is it the same with iphones and other smart phones?
    For other smartphones, I'm not sure. For iPhone, I'm also unsure, but I think since iPhone doesn't really have a user accessible file system (aside from SSH, which some people install when they jailbreak their phones) so you might be okay. What I would be more worried about is that when you're on an unsecured wifi connection, other people can see the data you're transmitting if it isn't encrypted.
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    10-13-2011 04:04 PM
  3. itistherabbit's Avatar
    Yeah, i was assuming that any public wifi hot spot wouldn't be secured and i wouldn't dare do any mobile banking at starbucks or an airport or whatever, i was mostly just wondering if it was easy for someone to get into any files on my phone as opposed to what i transmit...thnks tho
    10-14-2011 05:38 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Yeah, i was assuming that any public wifi hot spot wouldn't be secured and i wouldn't dare do any mobile banking at starbucks or an airport or whatever, i was mostly just wondering if it was easy for someone to get into any files on my phone as opposed to what i transmit...thnks tho
    IF you're using a web-based interface to a bank... they're using https, which is secure... or if you're using a bank's app - that too sets up a secure connection... you're at more of a risk handing off your credit card to a a server at a restaurant that takes it to wherever to swipe and bring back your receipt than you are banking over wifi on your iPhone.
    10-14-2011 05:54 PM
  5. itistherabbit's Avatar
    That's what I thought....Thanks Guys!
    10-17-2011 04:05 PM
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