November 3, 2010 9:47 AM | Posted by
Roy Hadley |
I recently read an article about security (or the lack thereof) with respect to Wi-Fi networks. This article, entitled “The Unvarnished Truth about Unsecured Wi-Fi” by Elinor Mills was posted on the C-Net online news network earlier this week.
According to the article, with a $50.00 wireless antenna and the right software, a criminal hacker can stand outside your building as far as a mile away and capture your password, email messages, and other data being transmitted over your network. I note that some large data breaches have occurred because of unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
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