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Nov 28, 2018, 10:23:37 PM via Website
Nov 28, 2018 10:23:37 PM via Website
This might sound like a dumb question - but I'm dumber if I don't ask.
One of my apps requires WiFi to be left on at all times, but I don't hardly ever use WiFi. I'm in a rural area with decent provider signal, and I have no need of WiFi. The only time I use it is if I'm going to 5bucks and want to update my apps on the Play Store or some heavy file lifting on a Dropbox update. I use the hotspot for data for my laptop at home - and turning on hotspot turns off WiFi.
I'm concerned about the possible security issues of leaving WiFi on. If I can see other networks, they can see me - yes? And we all know how easy most of this security stuff is broken through. but this one app (a driving tracker) wants WiFi on constantly - I presume it helps with location data??
What kinds of risks am I taking by leaving my WiFi always on, even though I don't use it?