|Home Network Insecurity|
|By Howard Fosdick on 2014-11-17 20:28:50|
|Is your home wireless network secure? On a drive about town, I noticed that about one fifth of home routers are completely open and perhaps half are under-secured.
Used to be, this was because home users didn't know how to configure their routers. But now, Comcast is turning home networks into public hotspots unless customers -- few of whom even know about this -- specifically opt out. This article discusses the problems with this.
U.S. courts may hold you responsible if someone uses your wireless network -- without your knowledge or permission -- to illegally download music, movies, or software. People have even been raided by SWAT teams and convicted for downloading child pornography.
Is Comcast's project a bold move towards free wi-fi everywhere? Or is it a security outrage?
Meanwhile, here's a simple tutorial on how to secure your home wireless network.
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