Posts tagged with: WPA2

WiFi Encryption – Does this vulnerability affect me?

Today, I wrote in Senior Online Safety about how the US Department of Homeland Security’s CERT issued a warning: WiFi encryption compromised! Update devices now! Is it fluff or is it real?  It’s real.  You should make sure to accept […]

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Online Safety: Neighborhood Watch Programs – WiFi

In my research, I found it interesting that, with the ubiquitous nature of wireless connectivity within our homes and businesses, I was unable to find an example of where a Neighborhood Watch had integrated the identification of insecure wireless access points within their neighborhoods. I advocate including a wireless scan capability into Neighborhood Watch programs. Most people who have a wireless access point do nothing more than simply pull it out of the box, and plug it into the wall and their broadband service provider. Neighbors can help neighbors stay safe by letting them know when their wireless access point is in an open or insecure state.