tethering with PdaNet - safe?

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    Hey - new android owner here... :icon_ banana:

    I've read several threads about PdaNet, and it seems to be fairly safe assuming you are using SSL for purchasing items etc.

    Should I have any concerns about using FTP via PdaNet?

    Also - is connecting via USB tether more secure than a wireless tether? Or is there no difference?


    Thanks!
     
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    Prior to rooting my phone, I used PdaNet. I had no reservations or issues. Perhaps I've just been lucky with purchasing electronically but I look for SSL and, typically, I do not use my laptop when purchasing or making payments.

    I did not perform any FTP processes via Pdanet. Is the site secure? I believe SSH is the process to secure FTP but I have no idea if it can be added.

    Since rooting, I use the Android Wireless tether app and it works well, Not positive about one being more secure than the other. As long as your router has password protection and encryption I believe you will be OK.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
     
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    Should I be using a router to connect with PdaNet? Or do you mean that my phone should have a built in router?
     
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    Pdanet uses your device as a wireless modem. No router needed.
     
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    Sorry for my poor explanation. My statement regarding a router was not necessary. I was thinking about connecting without my phone. Backnblack is correct, my mistake.

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    Okay. I'm still not sure about FTP, but I'm guessing it is safe...


    One other question..

    What happens if someone calls me when I have PdaNet connected... Does that cause a conflict?

    I guess it would be hard to take a call with the phone tethered to a computer with a USB cord... Is it best to just unplug the USB cord before answering the phone? Any thoughts on this?
     
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    Secure sites require the pay version of PDANet. Everything else is accessible through the free version.

    If you get a call while tethering it will come through. Data/web site suspends while you I talk. I often talk on speaker or normal mic while tethered depending on the length/importance of the call. Data/web site will resume after call is terminated if you do not un-tether.
     
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    I use it with my droid1 often and its great. The speed is almost 10 times faster than old dial up.
     
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