Secure T-Mobile Hotspot with MacOSX

tmobilehotspot.jpg While you can securely connect to T-Mobile’s hotspots with a Windows program, you’re pretty much out of luck with MacOSX…. or are you? The real issue is that you transfer your authentication in plain text.
Well no more. If you follow the howto from MacOSXHints and set up your Open Internet Connect and 802.1x authentication the same way as the picture [MacOSXHints], then your authentication path is more secure. This security is only between yourself and the router, and not encrypted. So if you wish to go further, a VPN, or tunnel of some sort would definitely be better than this. This protection is only the first leg of the traffic design, but it’s better than what you would have had.