1. Speedoman's Avatar
    Hi

    Can anyone help please! Using my Nokia 920 with windows 8.1 on a public wifi.

    Is there a setting on the phone to change between a private and public network like on a windows PC?

    I would be using the Nokia 920 abroad on a public wifi as well as in the UK. Is it advisable to install a firewall / security package?

    Please also let me know, if there are any other settings I should change on my phone when using a public wifi.

    Thanks very much for your help!
    12-03-2014 04:49 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    There are no settings... No Firewall or AV to install.

    At this point there is no demonstrated reason to have these things on Windows Phone. Security breaches tend to target the most popular platforms and pieces of software. Few build attacks against minority players in the field because to get a return on effort they need to saturate their efforts across as many users as possible. It's an advantage of not having the user numbers of Android or iOS.

    Browse smart is the best advice for now.
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    There are no settings... No Firewall or AV to install.

    At this point there is no demonstrated reason to have these things on Windows Phone. Security breaches tend to target the most popular platforms and pieces of software. Few build attacks against minority players in the field because to get a return on effort they need to saturate their efforts across as many users as possible. It's an advantage of not having the user numbers of Android or iOS.

    Browse smart is the best advice for now.
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    12-03-2014 08:56 PM
  4. harihar akhil's Avatar
    Use vpn
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-05-2014 10:04 AM
  5. Speedoman's Avatar
    Great, thank you for the info!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-05-2014 11:10 AM
  6. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    You can still be man in the middled. I have done it on my own phone. Web is the weakest, but most apps are using HTTPS and email and SMS/MMS is encrypted.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-05-2014 02:09 PM

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