What are the risks when using a shared Wi-Fi in a group home? I am not the administrator. My device is an iPhone 6s Plus. The OS is iOS 9.2.
IPhone – Risks of shared Wi-Fi
- IOS – iPhone is not discovering available devices in Bluetooth settings in iOS9
- IOS – My iphone X with latest iOS says ‘Location Shared by another device’ but I have no other device
- IOS – Do Shared Albums take up storage space on iPhone 8/iOS 12
- IPhone – Apple Configurator 2 won’t save changes to home screen layout
- IPhone – Security risks of disabling “Find the iPhone”
- IOS – Creating shared album takes long time
The question is, do you trust the person that maintains the wireless network? Do you trust the other people that are using the wireless network? There are all kinds of risks when you connect to someone else's network. For example, man-in-the-middle attacks, DNS hijacking, etc.
I'm not saying you shouldn't use the shared Wi-Fi in a group home, but just be aware there are risks connecting to any network that you don't control.
A security researcher, Troy Hunt, recently published a blog article on a related subject. He is explaining why he doesn't allow guests to connect to his home Wi-Fi, but the risks he mentions hopefully explain better some of the things that can go wrong with Wi-Fi networks. No, you can’t join my Wi-Fi network