Orange Plays Up 3G As Being More Secure Than WiFi

While it’s mostly just been the press that’s been playing the “WiFi vs. 3G” card, now Orange is picking up on all the stories about WiFi insecurity to suggest that companies would be better off just getting their employees hooked up on a 3G data account than bothering with insecure WiFi networks. Of course, as always, someone should point out that the two technologies (at least for the time being) are useful in very different circumstances (especially in an enterprise setting). Sure, 3G has wider area coverage, but it’s still only been launched in a few places. Even in those places it’s much slower, and many providers charge a hell of a lot more for 3G offerings than a WiFi connection – which is often free. This isn’t to play down the security risks of using WiFi carelessly – but to simply say that people should ignore WiFi in favor of 3G is being misleading.

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