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There's two things encryption does: it makes interception of communications harder. Text sent in the clear is trivially easy to 'pick up' by anyone on the communication path you're using. If you 'have nothing to hide' then this may seem irrelevant, but bear in mind that there are plenty of unscrupulous types out there who are prepared to use personal ...


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There are a few critical details missing. What OS were you using? Many platforms provide or require code signing, but you don't tell us what platform you're using. OSX will by default only run signed binaries. Windows displays the CN of the signing certificate if present (or something like that--I can't remember the precise behavior). iOS will only ...


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If your connection to the source was through https, you most likely didn't have the data being transferred tampered with. You would have to be the target of a fairly talented hacker that's been waiting for you specifically. This assumes that the certificate you accepted on the unsecured wifi was valid however. Since you were on an unsecured wifi, you could ...



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