using passwords on wifi networks?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by SundaySorrow, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. SundaySorrow

    SundaySorrow Member

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    Is it safe to log in to itunes, mail, etc. on random wifi networks?

    I've been hesitant to type my password anywhere because I'm afraid it will be stolen.
  2. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    to be honest.....no one cares about you emails or itunes. in fast i dont thing a password can be stollen on a random wifi. actually someone might be able to but like i said, no one cares about your emails. it has never even crossed my mind before.
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    ipodtouchesrule Active Member

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    What he's saying is yes, it's fine.
  4. ispyt2

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    I always use a VPN when I am on a public WiFi network. Unless you know for sure that an app uses encryption, it is not safe to send your logins and passwords over an open WiFi network. A person next to you or accross the way on a laptop could have a Network Sniffer watching the network traffic to/from your iPod touch. If your transmission is not encrypted, they will see everything. Whether they care about your stuff is a different issue.

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