Originally Posted by AZImmortal
I had no idea that Kindles automatically try to connect to open networks, and although I'm guessing that all traffic is encrypted, it seems like an unnecessary security risk. Is this how every wifi-enabled model behaves?
From my experience, yes. I should add, however, that regardless of the number of available, unsecured networks, the user must tap on "connect" before actually establishing a connection. But if one returns to a previously-connected network the Kindle will indeed connect automatically unless that particular network has been removed ("forgotten") from the list of networks.