SSL and compromised networks?
March 22, 2009 2:01 PM Subscribe
Does SSL protect information even if the wi-fi connection is unsecured?
posted by Busoni to Technology (22 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Say a person is using an available wi-fi network, the source of which he doesn't know. It could be a generous neighbor, or a honeypot. If the person checks his email and his bank accounts, does it matter that the URLs begin with https://?
If the ethics of this question are problematic, consider the hypothetical case of "duplicated" public wi-fi hotspots, in which a hacker creates a network with a duplicate SSID.