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Registered: ‎07-27-2009
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WiFi security concerns

I occasionally surf the web with the BB browser using an open municipal WiFi hotspot without WEP encryption.

If I am right, the BB is not directly connected to the Internet when I surf. The web traffic is first routed through RIM's BIS proxy.

Can anyone let me know if such web traffic is encrypted? Am I safe from malicious users who would like to intercept my data by using a WiFi packet sniffer?