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Old 02-27-2008, 10:51 AM
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Who here has password protected their wireless connection?

I am an observant fu** and I noticed a car sitting out front of my house the other night. I watched it for awhile noticing a glow coming from within. I called the cops but he left before they got there. Luckily, I am used to sneaking around in the dark, so I was able to go out and get the licsense plate.

I just got a call from a 'friend' that the car was out trying to get into wireless networks in another neighborhood. He was 'corrected'.

Make sure you have that WIFI secure folks
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:28 AM
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Did it a while ago... though network guru's claim the standard WEP key is not secure enough... it is enough for the casual bit-thief.

I confess though to being at the beach one day and needing/planning to get on a conf call, I was able to sit in the car for an hour and get some email courtesy of someone's wifi. OK OK I won't do it again!!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:48 AM
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IMO there are more open networks then secure ones out there.
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I locked mine down last year when I found out the new neighbors we're using my connection for over a year. Then I bought the Mac Airport which is way more secure than Linksys and others. Can't be too safe..
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:51 PM
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Meh...there are open connections all over! I am amazed how many places I open my laptop and can grab a wifi connect. Here's a tip outside the door of many airport presidents clubs you can grab a signal.
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Meh...there are open connections all over! I am amazed how many places I open my laptop and can grab a wifi connect. Here's a tip outside the door of many airport presidents clubs you can grab a signal.
When I'm at Liz's apartment complex in Scotch Plains, about 20 signals come up on the list.

I have her network locked down too.
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Gigabit hard wired here.
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