Monday, May 23, 2011
Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 03:00 PM
"When you connect to a public Wi-Fi network, your Android phone is susceptible to the same sorts of attacks as a laptop-as demonstrated by the Android data vulnerability exposed a few days ago. The solution to securing your communication is simple: You have to encrypt it. Here's how to set up an SSH tunnel as a cheap, easy method to encrypt all your Android phone's data."
This is a handy little tip for those of you who find yourself using open public wireless networks often and would like to secure your internet traffic. With just a few "simple" steps you can have your Android device securely connected back to your home computer or a third party SSH server through an SSH tunnel, piping all of your internet traffic out through that connection. This will make it so that no one else on that open WiFi network can capture your traffic and steal your Facebooks. This process does require a rooted device and a third party hosted SSH service or a few things running on your home computer to get going but once you are there you may browse at ease on open public wireless networks.