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August 04, 2006

Pay it forward security tip #3

Ok, here at the airport and wanted to post the pay it forward tip of the day.  For those who don't know this is a series of tips I am doing with Michael Farnum and Michael Wright.  Today's tip is another simple and obvious one, but unfortunately is too often not followed.  For those of you with wireless networks at home, enable even WEP or better yet WPA.  There is just no good reason not too.  Most wireless access points make it chimp-simple to do this.  Recently I was in NYC at a friends apartment.  I fired up my laptop and had my choice of about 8 or 9 networks to log on to.  Only 2 or 3 had any security, the rest were wide open.  Could I have gone on and done something bad?  Maybe, maybe not.  The computers may have been locked down tight and at best I would have had free internet access. However, you are looking for trouble.  While we are at it, not broadcasting your SSID is another good practice for your home wireless network.

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