Privacy warning for smartphone users

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Privacy warning for smartphone users

Postby daveg » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:40 pm

Smart-phones are becoming more and more popular and most users are unaware of the security implications of using free or piblic Wifi networks. When you check your email through on Smartphone a hacker on the same network can use a packet sniffer to collect sensitive information such as your email username & password which are usually sent in clear text. This is known as a man-in-the-middle atack. It allows the hacker to read all your email even without you knowing.

Does this effect me?
If you use public Wifi networks along with POP/SMTP email then this does effect you.

What can I do to step this happening?
To stop this happening you need to encrypt the connection between your phone and the server. You can do this using SSL/TLS. Most good mail servers support SSL/TLS but you will also need to buy a SSL certificate. We have a list of certificates available here but any of these certificates will work fine for SSL/TLS. You will also need to update the security settings on your smartphone and on your PC.

Can Web World fix this for me?
Yes, to set this up please contact us on

For more information of these types of attacks please see:
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Re: Privacy warning for smartphone users

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Re: Privacy warning for smartphone users

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