Joined: 25 Oct 2004
Location: Belvidere IL
|Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:17 am Post subject: As if you need another reason....
|To secure your home wireless network...
My wife got me a new Apple iPhone last week...Yea I love her...Anyways being the curious type I went in to the setup mode then into the WiFi setup.. There it will give you a list of wireless network it can connect to.. I saw mine, and the neighbors.. Connected to mine, and smirked when I saw the neighbors had finally locked theirs down..
So this got me to thinking.. Man what a whizzo sniffer... So I drove home from work in SNIF mode.. You wouldn't believe it.. Networks all over the place.. As many as 2 pages worth.. Most had lock icons and were secure.. But lets just say I can now walk from one side of town to the other and never be without network connection....
I saw the usual suspects, networks called LINKSYS and BELKIN54G and even one called MOTOROLA... All unsecured and memorized by my iPhone for later use.. Not that you can do much with the iPhone yet.. But man.. it really illustrates the weakness of networking.. I may just drive around with a video camera some time and post it on You Tube...
Gene Young N9MXQ
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