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Android 4.4 account sync encryption?

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13th September 2014, 01:38 PM   |  #1  
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I am going on a trip this winter and I want to bring my 2012 Nexus 7 with me. I am always very security conscious and so I usually don't bring my devices with me because I am forced to use public wifi on trips. It got me thinking this year, does Android sync feature use TLS/SSL to encrypt the traffic when it is synced so as not to give away your account information? Could someone packet sniff and see your information in plain text? I looked all over and I could not find the answer to this question. Specifically, does it encrypt my Google account data when it syncs? The fact that this is not documented somewhere is not good.

I am hoping someone in this elite community I am apart of could help me find the answer to this question
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Originally Posted by Primenay13

I am going on a trip this winter and I want to bring my 2012 Nexus 7 with me. I am always very security conscious and so I usually don't bring my devices with me because I am forced to use public wifi on trips. It got me thinking this year, does Android sync feature use TLS/SSL to encrypt the traffic when it is synced so as not to give away your account information? Could someone packet sniff and see your information in plain text? I looked all over and I could not find the answer to this question. Specifically, does it encrypt my Google account data when it syncs? The fact that this is not documented somewhere is not good.

I am hoping someone in this elite community I am apart of could help me find the answer to this question

I don't like bumping but this hasn't been touched in a week or so. Any thoughts on my question?
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