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RonH
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In setting up a WiFi guest connection on an Android mobile at a kommune centre, the only way it could be established was without any CA certificate. I have read about the warnings that my connection would not be private. The centre is an aged person’s home which is a bit isolated.

Is it a real security issue to make such a connection? I am checking with the centre to see if they have CA for the guest net but I suspect not. The connection does utilise a guest name with password.
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There is some risk that somebody could put in a rogue WiFi hotspot that pretends to be the correct one for the centre, but it steals your information.

Ideally you should use a VPN whenever you connect to any WiFi to protect yourself from this kind of thing.
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Thanks Stuart, I'll take a look at this possibility should no CA become available. Interested to read that Android next release will likely be greying out the possibility of connecting without a certificate.
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Most home WiFi networks rely on a password, rather than certificates, so I would be really surprised if Android stopped supporting this
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I should have said 'Enterprise' WiFi networks as reported here:
https://www.xda-developers.com/android ... nection/
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RonH wrote:
17 Feb 2021, 14:50
I should have said 'Enterprise' WiFi networks as reported here:
https://www.xda-developers.com/android ... nection/
That makes sense. It's a very good change
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