Dear new neighbors…

Please secure your wireless internet connections. It’s bad enough that there are at least a half dozen open wireless connections in my new neighborhood, but it really maes me question exactly why I’m wasting my time waiting for the guy to come hook up the high-speed. 🙂

Previously: Wifi Networking Security – How to secure your wireless internet connection

PS – And while your at it, change your router’s admin password.

PSS – Thanks to my new neighbor, “Mr Linksys”, for leaving everything nice & open. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Dear new neighbors…”

  1. I had to thank my neighbors too, when we first moved. Otherwise, I couldn’t have gotten my fix.

    I really don’t get how there are still people out there who don’t know to secure their connections.

  2. One great reason to leave your connection unsecured is that if you ever get a nasty letter from the RIAA you have a good “It wasn’t me” defense.

  3. Check it:

    Actually I don’t see a huge problem with it. Mine was protected but for some strange reason after rebuilding my hard drive, I couldn’t connect to mine. So I hopped on my neighbors until I could mess with the router. Still strange things happening when I try to protect it. So it’s open for now.

  4. I would agree with you if people were better about setting firewalls or changing the default passwords. As it stands right now, I could probably browse their entire network, reset all their connection settings, and generally cause chaos because they aren’t locked up.

    Nothing is foolproof, but this is like leaving a sign out for just anybody to come in and browse around.

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