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I have a layman's understanding of online security issues, and I am confident that my MacBook Pro and Airport wifi are properly protected. However, I have no idea about my iPhone 5.

My question is this:

Is it safe to do things like banking on an iPhone 5? Is it safe to use an iPhone 5 as a personal hotspot for the purpose of doing banking on my laptop?

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It depends on where you use your iPhone 5. If you're using it at home on your home network which is protected - even as a hotspot, you'll be OK. Again, provided your network is properly protected.

Go into Starbucks and jump on their network.... I wouldn't be too anxious to do business with my bank or anywhere else that involved my money or credit cards... Some folks will tell you it's OK because your bank uses security; well, let them have at it because that won't stop hackers.
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Thanks, cag. However, I think you misunderstood me. I am referring to using my phone, and my data plan, independent of any other network.

Is there a Security setting for iPhone 5? (Like my Airport Extreme is password protected, etc.)

Another way to ask this question: Dies everyone here use their phone for banking and stock trading, etc.?

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I knew what you meant and was trying to tell you that it depends where and how you use your iPhone 5. Your iPhone 5 is not protected in the same way as your Mac.

Look here for security tips for your iPhone 5: LINK
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