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Wifi Security For Iphone & Ipad
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Wifi Security for Iphone & Ipad

It's not uncommon to connect to shared internet connection on iPhone or iPad - duh - that's what they're best for. And chances are that you don't know the other people that are on the same connection. The dorm, the hotel, the cafe, the airport - they're big places, and just because you think you can spot a hacker from a mile away, if he's on the other side of the wall, then you can't see him very well, now can you. Wifi security for iPhone and iPad can be achieved by using a VPN connection while connected to the internet. It works like this.

When you're connected to a shared network, you're basically telling other people on the network, "Hey, let's share stuff.". Of course, that's not really the case. Well, all it takes is someone with packet sniffing apps or software and they can monitor all traffic being sent over the network, including yours. To stop this from happening, you remove yourself from the network. But how can you make use of the wifi of the shared network without actually being on the network?

With encryption and tunneling.

A VPN uses both of these strategies to code your data and send it securely to a DIFFERENT network - a PRIVATE one. So this means that you can connect to the shared network wifi, with the privacy and security of a shared network. This network is not an actual network of computers, it's a storage room somewhere with computer servers who's only job is to provide you with virtual IP addresses. This is why they're called virtual private networks.

You don't need any hardware to get started, and depending on the type of VPN you choose, installation and setup of the VPN software can range from easy, to not so easy. If you can follow instructions, you'll be alright though. PPTP VPN is very easy to set up, and it's actually a bit faster according to some users and VPN services. However, it's encryption and tunneling protocols don't match up to L2TP, which is a more advanced, and secure VPN. If you're looking for wifi security for iPhone and iPad, then L2TP is what you should be using. Setting up this VPN will depend on the particular VPN service you choose.

All VPN services will support iOS devices because it's the second most popular mobile operating system in the world - that's not going to be a problem. Other features to watch out for would be VPN server location, price plans, and server speeds. Remember that a VPN server in The US will give you a US IP, an a VPN server in Italy will give you an Italian IP. The same applies to the hundreds of other countries around the world.


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