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Old 09-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Does ssh tunnel for socks 5 do the job for encrypting wifi traffic?


I am currently using ssh tunnel to have support for socks 5 proxy,and i was wondering does that also resolve problem with when using wifi where data can be read unless is sent encrypted.As i dont know how exactly ssh tunnel is working that is why i ask here.So the question is does using socks 5 proxy by using ssh tunnel and wifi connection encrypts data.
 
Old 09-19-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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The traffic that uses your SOCKS proxy will travel through the encrypted tunnel, all other traffic will not. Only applications that support the SOCKS proxy and are configured to use it will have requests travel through the tunnel.

Is that what you're asking?
 
Old 09-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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I know you need to configure apps to use it I just wanted to know is it encrypted,or you could just say how it's safe to use wifi connection if you use socks proxy.
 
Old 09-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #4
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Yes - it's encrypted. The encrypted data travels inside the tunnel, but has the normal risks associated with unencrypted data when it leaves the other end of the tunnel.
 
  


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