The risk of using a public wired Internet connection is that information can be intercepted in transmission between the mobile device and the system connection. When you transmit health information using a public wired connection, you need to transmit the information securely. You can use a virtual private network (VPN) or a secure browser connection that uses encryption. You will know if you have a secure browser connection if you see “https” in the website address.
What should you know when transmitting health information using a public wired Internet connection?
Content last reviewed on January 15, 2013