When it comes to defending against MITM attacks while using public Wifi, is the security offered by iCloud Private Relay comparable to using a VPN?
My motivation for asking the question comes from the PDF overview published by Apple. In it they say:
“It’s built directly into the networking framework of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, and protects traffic most susceptible to tracking: web browsing and any connections that are unencrypted. As a result, Private Relay protects all web browsing in Safari and unencrypted activity in apps, adding both privacy and security benefits.”
Obviously that protects Safari from MITM attacks. But my question is more specifically does Apple’s description imply that all traffic, including system network connections and app network connectIons, is protected against MITM attacks on public Wi-Fi?