Internet sharing should not default to no password

RESOLVED FIXED

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Firefox OS
Gaia
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: atopal, Unassigned)

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Description

5 years ago
Currently turning on "Internet Sharing" will create a hotspot that is accessible to everyone within a few hundred meters without further authentication. Since this is about sharing a 3G connection and traffic is extremely expensive in most countries, we should be cautious about sharing. iOS and Android default to a password protected hotspot. Since we shouldn't surprise people – and unwittingly sharing your expensive and metered 3G connection with the world counts as a surprise in my book – we should default to password protection too.

I'm using nightly builds of Firefox OS and use iOS and Android phones on daily basis, so I'm as proficient as you can get with phones, and still: I didn't realize I was sharing my metered 3G connection with everyone around me for several days. It very much was a surprise, and not a pleasant one.

Build Identifier: 20130809085320
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Depends on: 831948
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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