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Netflix iPad app security

I’ve often wondered about the security of some iPhone OS apps.  Compared with using a browser where it’s clear if your session is being encrypted with HTTPS, it’s often not apparent if iPhone OS apps are transmitting data securely.

So with Netflix coming to the iPad and transmitting account details to Netflix’s servers out of operational necessity, some people have been concerned about the implications of using the app at a public WiFi hotspot.  I put this question to Netflix directly and here is the answer supplied by their VP of Corporate Communications:

“Netflix account information for the iPad is sent over https — so Netflix members are assured of the same level of security that as with the PC Website.”

Good to know.

Neil Berman


May 5, 2010 - Posted by | Apple, Home Theater, Photo & Video | , , ,

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