Is your phone's personal hot spot secure? (WXIA-TV)


Kennesaw State lecturer Andy Green provides answers

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb 5, 2019) — You may be familiar with the risks of connecting to public WiFi, so you turn to your phone's mobile hot spot instead. But how safe is that connection?

That was the question 11Alive received from a viewer wanting to know more about her phone's security. Our team turned to cyber security expert and Kennesaw State University lecturer Andy Green for answers.

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