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Is it safe to log in to my e-mail account with my iPad's Safari through a public Wi-Fi network (let's suppose someone is eavesdropping the traffic) provided that the e-mail provider uses HTTPS?

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Your connection to the email provider is SSL encrypted (starting from your iPad, not the public access point), so this can be considered safe.

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  • Can the owner of the wi-fi network or somebody else (the same hacker eavesdropping on the traffic) spoof the SSL certificate? Nov 14 '15 at 22:09
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    A man-in-the-middle attack is theoretically possible with a forged certificate but your email program would warn you before connecting and transmitting any data. The same goes for web requests over https.
    – vic
    Nov 14 '15 at 22:18

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