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Monday, January 10, 2011

WiFi Security - a Pandora’s Box

This was on the morning news and it grabbed my attention because all of us that use WiFi could be at risk. Below is the 2 1/2 minute news clip. It’s not long and it says a lot.

You don’t have to be a geek to be a cyber hacker anymore. Anybody that can install Firefox and an app called “Firesheep” is in the cyber hacking business.

We as RV’ers use WiFi a lot so we need to be extra careful on what we do on a WiFi network and what kind of network we use.

In the news clip officer Chip Riley used Twitter and Facebook as examples of vulnerability. A full time RV’er may use more web sites than those. We may want to access our bank/broker account or a private web site for our photography, hobby or craft activities.

Those of you that offer WiFi to others, please please make sure that you are offering a secure network not a Pandora’s Box. It’s easier to secure your network than install a web browser. Don’t allow your network to be access for a cyber hacker.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this info. Much appreciated.