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Re: Network Information API: Roaming and network characteristics

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:54:09 +0200
Cc: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, public-device-apis <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EF89FE04-CA81-4A69-8858-97CD7817A32F@w3.org>
To: Bryan Sullivan <blsaws@gmail.com>
On 20 Apr 2011, at 17:20, Bryan Sullivan wrote:

> b) security level (boolean) is important as unprotected WIFI network snooping is a key way that info is stolen (e.g. via FireSheep). It would be important (or very useful at least) for apps to know that the network they are using is secure or not, prior to using non-secure network APIs that could expose personal information.

A Boolean security level that depends on the local network will not permit an application to infer that it has a usefully secured access to anything.

Therefore, -1.
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