Many of us have home networks using the most prevalent WiFi standards in use today for run-of-the-mill
consumers, 802.11b or 802.11g. I can, as I type this, "see" some of my neighbors unsecured WiFi networks as
clear as day. Three of them, to be exact - all completely unsecured and free for anyone to browse with just a little
know-how. How disturbing. This is serious!
If you haven't already, turn on your WEP
wireless router encryption and
"hide" your SSID
from broadcasting itself.
Wow, that's a lot of acronyms. Even with these two main -- and often overlooked -- safeguards in place, your system may
still be vulnerable to the overzealous hacker, but the chances are reduced drastically if you make it past these two
And then you read something like this