Shoring Up Wireless Security

Here’s an article about how exploits are now being distributed among the criminal class after cracking WEP encryption to violate the security people have on home networks (if they even bother enabling encryption — too many people don’t), at public hotspots, etc.

You might not even know if these hackers have gained access to your connection. They may be a couple houses over or on the next street. But if they’re doing something illegal with your Internet connection, it’s going to come back to you.

It’s no longer just free-loading piggybackers you have to worry about slowing you down by hogging your bandwidth. Your IP is tracked regardless of who’s using it through your wireless router. Use stronger encryption, like AES and WPA, instead of WEP.

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