This is really 2 questions, but they are so similar, I’ll roll it into one: Is it safe to log into the bitwarden browser plug-in (extension) or Web Vault when on public Wi-Fi?
As far as i know Bitwarden is only accessible over https. That would mean it’s always encrypted. Therefor it should be save.
On the other hand, every open WiFi could be a fishing attempt. So you probably don’t want to use any password over an open WiFi.
Is that a contradiction? You’re saying that since every open WiFi could be a phishing attempt, you probably don’t want to use any password (presumably even over HTTPS). But at the same time, it’s okay to access bitwarden?
Theoretically, you are safe using https in an open WiFi.
The problem with open WiFis is, that without authentification you can’t be sure, that you are not just connected to a phishing accesspoint.
So, it is secure as concept, but never secure in pratice. I would not use open WiFi for more than a google search.
All according to my knowlege. I’m an IT guy, but no expert on security.