If I register for Shaw Go WiFi and it automatically connects me when I get near a hotspot, what security measures are in place?
ShawOpen is an open network which offers similar security to existing public WiFi offerings. While using Shaw Go WiFi to perform online tasks that require more security (i.e. for online banking, shopping etc.), we recommend using sites that offer encryption (i.e. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which provides additional protection for consumers).
Can you please elaborate on what those measures are, precisely because some public WiFi sites are more public than others and just saying that Shaw GO WiFi is similar to public WiFi sites is is inadequate. Surely there is a list of its technical, protective, features, e.g., is the login encrypted, is the connection encrypted, what eavesdropping/hijacking risks are possible?
Shaw, since it is making such a big deal of these Shaw GO WiFi sites must surely already have comprehensive guidelines on their safe use, their security features and their limitations - also a list of DOs and DON'Ts?
There is security on the login process as it uses a secure encrypted connection to login,
The connection itself is on a public WiFi network, so that is why for online tasks that require more security (i.e. for online banking, shopping etc.), we recommend using sites that offer encryption (i.e. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
If you are using http:// that is not secure, so use https:// when possible.
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