iOS Hotspot password insecurity

When you enable the Personal Hotspot feature on your iPhone, iOS will generate a password on your behalf.

It’s convenient, but it’s not very secure – because the password uses a short English word with a couple of numbers added on (would you believe it?)

Change your hotspot password from the default one that is generated by iOS to a strong password of your own.    It’s easy enough to do — just tap Settings > Personal Hotspot or Settings > General > Cellular > Personal Hotspot, depending on your device and software.     Then tap the WiFi password field and type in a new phrase.      The new password must be at least eight characters long and use ASCII/Unicode characters.

You can read more about the Personal Hotspot feature on Apple’s iOS support page.

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