WiFi connection secure?

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    When the droid switches from 3G to connect via an open wiFi, does it connect over a VPN or some other secure tunneling protocol? (Especially important when you are in a public wifi)
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    The 3g will use the security of the wireless access point you're connecting to... If it's a public, un-secured AP then there is no security, if it's protected by 40-bit WEP, then you have 40-bit WEP encryption. It's exactly the same as a computer connecting to the wifi.
    There are VPN apps, but judging by your question I don't think you understand fully what a VPN is (That's not a bad thing, it's a weird concept to wrap your mind around).
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    Not to the access point. As stated above, the access point dictates the security used. You can certainly connect via VPN once you are connected to the AP though.
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    If your able to log onto a public network without a password, its unsecure big time..
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