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who to use Hotspot the most SECURE WAY on Laptop

tjsolar
Member

I have a Samsung S3 running Kit Kat. How do you properly use the best SECURITY available to connect with Laptop. Running Windows 7 PRO 64-bit, along with WPA2-AES encryption. Any special Verizon apps? Just don't want any security holes on 4G LTE while hotspoting to my laptop.

Thamks

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Re: who to use Hotspot the most SECURE WAY on Laptop

mama23dogs
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The hotspot requires a password.  Set it to known devices only, no other will see the phone.

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Re: who to use Hotspot the most SECURE WAY on Laptop

smith6612
Sr. Member

The most secure way is to USB tether the laptop to your phone, and then share your connection that way. This assumes you only want your laptop to connect to the phone's data connection.

Otherwise, WPA2-AES is what you should stick with as a good choice. Anything else should be pretty moot - just keep traditional computer security in mind. Don't download lame stuff, don't run as administrator, and stay on top of your patches.

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Re: who to use Hotspot the most SECURE WAY on Laptop

tjsolar
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That's what I do currently but sometimes I don't tether while riding

shotgun in a vehicle. Thanks for the reply. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

and Christmas