The Dangers of Wireless Networks

Published on: October 14, 2010 • Filed in: Industry News • Tagged as: ,

Help Net Security reminds us today of the dangers of wireless networks. Ethical hacker Jason Hart’s British experiment on wireless networks found that almost 25% were not secured with any sort of password or encryption.

It’s easy to stop by your local computer store, buy a wireless router, hook it up to your home high-speed Internet connection, and start surfing the web from your recliner. If you don’t go through the process of setting up the security, though, anyone driving by your house can gain access.

If your have never set up your home wireless router to be secure, take the time to do it. If you don’t know how, call your computer geek friend and ask for their help. If they’re a true computer geek (like I am) they will understand the importance of security and come help you out. If they don’t think security is important, let me know, and I’ll revoke their computer geek status.