Technology is always changing and, with the latest generation of smartphones coming out every six months or so, it’s hard to keep up. One major change that has come about recently is WPA2 security being replaced by a new standard called Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3). Here are some important things you should know if your phone isn’t already compatible for this new technology:
The CaptivePortalLogin app can be installed on most android devices in order to automatically enter credentials when accessing public networks requiring them. For more details on how these work during normal use check out chapter 10 which will explain all functions along with their proper working in detail.
WHAT IS CAPTIVEPORTALLOGIN FOR?
The first step you can take to protect your data on a public network is by accessing networks with encryption. This prevents people that are nearby from being able to see what websites, videos, or other content you’re looking at and it also protects against attackers who might be trying to steal the information in transit between computers.
CaptivePortalLogin is in charge of making sure that your phone can open WiFi networks like those explained above. If you ever connect to one of these types or networks, the notification will pop up on your screen; when you touch it, CaptivePortalLogin automatically starts and logs into the network for you with a com.android.captiveportallogin login process
CAN I UNINSTALL CAPTIVEPORTALLOGIN?
If you do not travel to certain countries or connect with networks that require CaptivePortalLogin, then the installation of this app is completely unnecessary and can be removed from your phone.
CaptivePortalLogin is a pernicious bug that can be difficult to remove. But if you have any of the following benefits on your system, then it’s easy as pie! If not, I would recommend just shutting down CaptivePortalLogin altogether until we figure out what this “bug” really does (or doesn’t do.)
CaptivePortalLogin is a pernacious worm-like thingamajiggy which attaches itself like sticky gum at the bottom right corner of my notification bar and won’t let go no matter how hard I shake or scream in frustration.
WHAT PERMISSIONS DOES THIS APPLICATION HAVE?
You will find the app’s permissions in its settings menu. The location of these can be accessed by going to your phone’s Settings and then selecting App-Specific Options, or you may use an old school approach and look for it under Apps > Application Name. You might also have to make sure that there is a check mark next to “show system apps.”
The Captive Portal login requires Location permissions.
WHAT TO DO IF CAPTIVEPORTALLOGIN IS RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND ?
You may not know this, but there is an app called CaptivePortalLogin that will run in the background and only appears when you connect to a WiFi connection. The android app for this purpose will start up right after connecting so it can process information required by your network’s functions.