Encryption is not usually used for public Wi-Fi access points (for example, in airports or cafes). Anybody who is using a laptop or a smartphone near you could intercept or replace your personal data or read your emails.
Yandex.Browser uses a proprietary protection tool to protect wireless connections. This mechanism is implemented in both the desktop version of Yandex.Browser, and in mobile versions for Android smartphones and tablets .
When such protection is enabled, data is sent through a special channel ensuring encryption. The data transfer rate may be slightly slower as the page is not sent directly to the user, but through the Yandex encryption server.
As soon as the user connects to an unsecure network, the browser automatically enables protection of the wireless connection:
After Wi-Fi protection is enabled, one of the following icons will display in the SmartBox:
|Wi-Fi protection is enabled.|
|Protection is enabled, but some elements of the page (for example, images or video) cannot pass through a secured channel.|
|Yandex servers are temporarily unavailable or Yandex can't access the website (for example, if it's a corporate site). if you are not visiting a protected corporate site, avoid transferring your personal and/or bank details until the Wi-Fi protection is re-enabled.|
If you connected to your home Wi-Fi and see a Yandex.Browser alert about an unsecured network, it means that the protection algorithm used by your router is not secure enough.
Yandex.Browser will automatically enable Wi-Fi protection if a user enters an unsecured network. In this case data exchange speed can slow down because the data is passing through a secured channel. You can avoid this by configuring router encryption:
For more detailed recommendations, please refer to your router's user manual.
To disable Wi-Fi protection:
After that, information will not pass through a secured channel, but an alert about the unsecured Wi-Fi connection will remain in the SmartBox.
To disable Wi-Fi protection completely, including alerts in the SmartBox: