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I recently went to a restaurant and found that their wifi network has "security recommendation" next to its name. I've never seen it before, and wonder if it might be a new thing introduced in iOS 10.

iOS wifi security recommemdation

What does this mean?

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It's new with iOS 10. Here's an overview of the feature by Engadget:

After connecting to an open network, iOS 10 will display a "Security Recommendation" notification beneath the network's name in the WiFi menu settings. When a user opens up the Security Recommendation, they're greeted with a notification that "open networks provide no security and expose all network traffic." There's also a recommendation to configure your router to use AES encryption for the network.

  • Of course, given that this is a public restaurant, I don't think that they are interested in using AES encryption for the network, since they would prefer the patrons be able to log in immediately, rather than have to ask for a password. Convenience vs. security. – Thunderforge Sep 20 '16 at 16:35
  • True, but Apple doesn't know that so they give a generic recommendation. – fsb Sep 20 '16 at 17:02

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