Is iPhone tethering secure?
No wireless technology is secure.
Is it no different from me getting my internet through a cable sticking out of the wall?
It's *dramatically* different. Almost certainly not HIPAA compliant given the latest guidance on EPHI. There's an important question of it that matters at all, though. Practically, your friend is more likely to be hit by a comet than to have someone hijack her valueless transcription work.
Edited, Feb 16th 2013 1:47pm by Smasharoo
Honestly, I don't know the chick. She posted the question on another forum and I thought I'd check around here. For me, it's not so much a question of whether or not she will actually get hacked, but more can she get a job with an MT company with that type of connection.
And Paskil, I always get that damn acronym wrong!! Edited, Feb 16th 2013 3:22pm by Belkira