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Essential Home Wireless Security Practices @ Ars

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Nov 5, 2002 12:33 pm

Ars Technica have posted a very interesting article telling us all about Wireless Home Networking and the essential security precautions we should all take to keep everything nice and secure. We don't want some pesky neighbor hogging our Internet bandwidth now, do we?

 

You might wonder why anyone would even want access to your network. In most scenarios, your wireless network provides perpetrators with two
things: 1) access to your local network (the computers connected up in your house), which if unsecured means access to your data, and better yet, 2) access to the 'net. 11Mbits/sec isn't a bad little heist for someone who wants to spend all night downloading pr0n from your connection, or perhaps they'd rather mail bomb the government or something. It's no matter--just don't be an easy target. We're gonna help.
More information @ Ars Technica

 

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