1.7 Do not connect to untrusted Wi-Fi networks


Do not connect to untrusted Wi-Fi networks.
The recommended state for this setting is: Only connect to trusted networks.


Connecting a device to an open untrusted network through unsecured channels can increase the remote attack surface of the device. Additionally, at present, the cellular data network is a more difficult medium to sniff than Wi-Fi. If you are going to be using public Wi-Fi, using a secure VPN is recommended. In most cases, you should avoid using a public or untrusted or free Wi-Fi.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the below steps to disable Wi-Fi or connect to a trusted network:

Tap Settings Gear Icon.
Tap Network & internet.
Toggle Wi-Fi setting to the Off position or connect to a trusted network.


You might have to use cellular data and would not be able to take advantage of Public Wi-Fi.

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