Experiment: Neighbourhood Wireless Security

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That's something I never want

That's something I never want to experience, I knew before about the wireless networks security risks and I now have an endpoint encryption security software that I always keep active while I am surfing the Internet.

Posted by megg12 on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 19:02
But unfortunately there are

But unfortunately there are many countries in which the ISP makes you don't wanna surf the Internet again! And the wireless can't even make it 1 Mb. But, for example, if you have to work for a site like the Boise classifieds you must have a real strong connection to the Internet and no break ups. Depends on the country you are living in if you can work on the internet or not!

Posted by PurpleHope on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 15:38
No matter how strong the

No matter how strong the encryption used to protect the password, all you need is a weak password to pry it open. For example, if I had a WPA2 encrypted network, if I had a password of "12345678", all it takes is a hacker to guess the password and gain entry. No heavy lifting is required.I find that wireless network security education is very lacking and needs to be improved so people understand the risks behind an insecure network.

Posted by kwokinator on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:29
A very interesting blog I

A very interesting blog I must say.  The task of hacking a wireless network is made easy if the victim does not even have it protected in the first place.  My neighbor happened to be one of these people and I immediatly brought it to his attention. Another thing I have found is people may protect their wireless networks but then they are incredibly stupid and lazy when they arm it with a password.  I stumbled upon a network with the name of "nascar01" and clicking on the network, it of course asked for a password.  I simply put in the name of the network and voila!  I was immediatly linked to the network, and this is not the first time I have been able to do this-not implying that I do this on purpose of course.  So point being that people not only need to safeguard their networks they should also use a little more brain power when it comes to passwords and such to protect their networks.I thoroughly enjoyed your blog and look forward to reading more of them!

Posted by Guest on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 16:35

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