How many unsecured Wi-Fi access point...

How many unsecured Wi-Fi access points around you?

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“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#1 Jan 29, 2011
On the new laptop I just bought, I installed the inSSIDer program and can identify over a dozen access points from where I live. People must finally be getting wise, as I currently only see two that are unsecured.

That's a pretty low percentage.

I imagine anyone living in an apartment complex is buried in AP's.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#3 Jan 29, 2011
NeverMind_ wrote:
That story is rather bogus. Any https session is encryped end-to-end so password or account information is unreadable (unless the hacker wants to spend a year or two trying to decypher the data).

As to wireless, it is no less secure than wired, just a bit harder for the avereage Joe to intercept data. You have no idea if your data is passing through a router that has been compromised and 'leaks' all it's traffic to a thief.

“I Love Topix- Topix Loves Me”

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Since: Feb 10

Dahlonega, GA

#4 Jan 29, 2011
5 unsecured
3 secured
around me in Dahlonega Georgia

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