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Online Security: Wireless

Information about protecting your personal information online

Wireless Access at Madison Area Technical College

Secure versus Public Wi-Fi / Wireless

Wireless networks are generally less secure than a wired network. Connecting to a wireless network is convenient and easy, but there may be some risks. Wireless networks can be:

Secure wireless networks: Use encryption which helps provide some added security and privacy.
Unsecure wireless networks: No encryption. "in the clear". Transmitted data could be intercepted.