Jul 30, 2012

Secure Your Wireless People!

The other day I was at a local park having a picnic with my wife and some friends when my wife checked her phone and noticed that it was connected to a wireless connection nearby. She looked at her wireless settings and saw that the access point she was connected to was an unsecured access point with the SSID of Dlink. She had it stored in her phone's memory because she was at a friend's house a few months back with the same unsecured settings.

That prompted me to post this little public service announcement on Bauer-Power's Facebook Page:

Dlink linksys netgear ssid

I'm sure that if you are reading this blog, you are savvy enough to know that you should be at least using WPA2 encryption to keep the bad guys out. I mean there is nothing better to hide your illegal online activity, such as downloading pirated music and movies, than by doing it over your neighbor's unsecured wireless Internet connection right?

The trouble is that a lot of your non-tech savvy friends and family members have no idea that when they plug in their shiny new wireless routers, and leave the default settings that other people are probably stealing their bandwidth at the very least, and at the most doing some illegal activity.

Please click on the image, and share it on your Facebook timeline to spread the word to your friends and family.

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