Encryption

logan87logan87 Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi,
I would like you guys ask a question related to the encryption.
In a wireless environment, if I am using HTTPS, the packets are encrypted with SSL/TLS, so why do I need wireless encryption?

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  • gespensterngespenstern Posts: 1,243Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Depends on what are you trying to hide.

    Open/untrusted Wi-Fi risk is kind of blown out of proportion in the media as as long as you use TLS the data isn't sent/received unencrypted.

    There could be a concern about metadata that can be intercepted, i.e. domains of the sites you visit which comprises your browsing history. Basically everything that is exchanged in a handshake preceding establishing a TLS channel.
  • Infosec85Infosec85 Posts: 192Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    The simple answer to that is not all websites use HTTPS. Furthermore not all data transfered across a network is Web traffic.
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