securing computer networks
Computer Networking – Securing Your Wireless Connection
Securing Computer Networks – It is not uncommon for people to frequent coffee shops, restaurants that have wifi. They can go to these places on lunch breaks or on a business meeting and be able to access the Internet from these locations. In these situations, it can be helpful to have these wireless hot spots as we have come to know them. But I wanted to talk about the importance of securing your home or business wireless signal. Many homes nowadays have high-speed Internet and many people have purchased wireless routers. For most of us, we go the local Best Buy or Office Depot but the wireless router and take it home plug it in and begin surfing on the Internet.
What most people don’t realize is that most wireless routers are not set up with any kind of security right out of the box. Which means if you just take it out of the box and use it you could be allowing your neighbor, a person sitting in a vehicle down the road to access your now wireless Internet. For some people, they don’t mind keeping their wireless unsecured and letting their …