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Wi-Fi Security rating in Mobil Norton Security Home Page
I recently installed Norton Mobile Security on my Android phone. Initially, all four items listed on the NMS home page were rated 100% (green). But now, "Wi-Fi Security" is rated 70% (yellow). If I click on "Wi-Fi Security" it shows me the SSID of an unsecured network and a map showing its location (in my neighborhood). It has the words "You've connected to unsecure WiFi networks and your internet browsing and personal information may be visible to others. Try Norton WiFi Privacy for free?" It then tries to sign me up for Norton's VPN services.
But here's the thing - I have never, EVER, explicitly connected to WiFi except for my own protected WiFi network. This is confirmed when I go to the Android WiFi settings. My SSID is listed as either "Connected" or "Out of Range" depending on where I am. There are no other SSID's listed as "Connected" or "Out of Range". I have not been able to locate the SSID listed by NMS even when I go to the location that the map shows.
Here's my question: Is Android connecting automatically in some way that is triggering the Norton warning? If so, is the automatic connection for some limited purpose, or can it really put me at risk? For example, might Android be connecting for locations services, but keeping most protocols blocked?
The only two things checked under my "Advanced" Wi-Fi Settings are "Scanning always available", and "Wi-Fi optimization". I think the "Scanning always available" might possibly be related to this issue as it is related to using WiFi for location services.
I have seen a related post complaining about Symantec advertising their VPN services in this way, but that's not my concern. I only want to know if anyone can explain why NMS thinks I have connected to an unsecure network when I am confident that I have never explicitly done so. I realize that one possibility is that I am an idiot, but please try to be nice. Thanks.