Feb 10, 2015

Will HTTPS stop snooping or a Man in the Middle (“MIM”) attack when I’m using public WiFi?

If I have an HTTPS connection with a website, say my Gmail account for example, will that prevent snooping if I’m using a public WiFi?
SSL encryption will certainly help by encrypting your connection and traffic between your browser and the server. Make sure it is actually being used though; check the URL and make sure it stays “https.” Some sites are secure on the login page, but the rest of your activity may not be encrypted. Gmail, the example you used, encrypts the entire session, so you would be good there.
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