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iOS 10.0.2 mail connecting to office 365 on open wifi network safety?

Posted on 2016-10-22
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Hi,

I am using iOS 10.0.2 to get my email from my office 365 account. I am using the built in Mail application in iOS to send and receive my email.

Now the concern I have is I am travelling overseas and have and have had to use open wifi networks.

Is all my credentials safe so people can't steal my username and password and email contents. My concern would be from a man in the middle type attack or network sniffer and gabbing these details as plain text etc.

Am I getting over concerned about nothing - assuming exchange encrypts this traffic?

Does all this happen over SSL?

Thanks,

Ward
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In my opinion -

Authentication credentials are not safe whenever using any open WiFi network.  All encryption methods have eventually been broken and the break-in methods were usually in use for some time before anything was done about it.  Two-factor authentication using a device such as SecurID should be mandatory when traveling overseas and the device should be kept on a leash, on the body, at all times.
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You could invest in a Virtual Private Network (VPN) software or portable device.  I use Avast SecureLine.  https://www.avast.com/secureline-vpn#pc

What Is a VPN?
If you've ever had to connect to a corporate network while working remotely, you may already be familiar with VPN technology. In the simplest terms, it creates a secure, encrypted connection, which can be thought of as a tunnel, between your computer and a server operated by the VPN service. In a professional setting, this tunnel makes you part of the company's network as if you were physically sitting in the office, hence the name. While connected to the VPN, all your network traffic passes through this protected tunnel, and no one in between can see what you are up to. A consumer VPN service does the same thing, but for the purposes of protecting data and identity.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp

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