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Is that network insecure or unsecure?

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Which is correct?
The bottom line seems to be that you can’t browse securely on an ________ network.
a. insecure
b. unsecure


Answer: a.

Explanation:
According to most sources, unsecure is not a word. Describing a network as insecure makes it sound like it needs assertiveness training but that’s the form to use. Here’s a snapshot of usage online:

Google poll:
unsecure network: 47,500 hits
insecure network: 53,400
non-secure network: 621,000

Non-secure is the clear winner, although it’s not really a widely-accepted term. However, these things aren’t decided by Google poll — at least not yet — so use insecure.

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