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
and convicted for downloading
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.