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  1. #1

    Default Why You Should Have a Wifi Password

    Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "paedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the US homeowner didn't need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal agents.

    That new wireless router. He'd gotten fed up trying to set a password. Someone must have used his internet connection, he thought.

    "We know who you are! You downloaded thousands of images at 11:30 last night," the man's lawyer, Barry Covert, recounted the agents saying. They referred to a screen name, "Doldrum."

    "No, I didn't," he insisted. "Somebody else could have but I didn't do anything like that."

    "You're a creep ... just admit it," they said.

    Law enforcement officials say the case is a cautionary tale. Their advice: Password-protect your wireless router.

    Plenty of others would agree. The Florida man, for example, who got a similar visit from the FBI last year after someone on a boat docked in a marina outside his building used a potato chip can as an antenna to boost his wireless signal and download an astounding 10 million images of child porn, or the North Syracuse, NY, man who in December 2009 opened his door to police who'd been following an electronic trail of illegal videos and images. The man's neighbour pleaded guilty April 12.

    For two hours that March morning in Buffalo, agents tapped away at the homeowner's desktop computer, eventually taking it with them, along with his and his wife's iPads and iPhones.

    Within three days, investigators determined the homeowner had been telling the truth: If someone was downloading child pornography through his wireless signal, it wasn't him.

    About a week later, agents arrested a 25-year-old neighbour and charged him with distribution of child pornography. The case is pending in federal court.

    It's unknown how often unsecured routers have brought legal trouble for subscribers. Besides the criminal investigations, the internet is full of anecdotal accounts of people who've had to fight accusations of illegally downloading music or movies.

    Whether you're guilty or not, "you look like the suspect," said Orin Kerr, a professor at George Washington University Law School, who said that's just one of many reasons to secure home routers.

    Experts say the more savvy hackers can go beyond just connecting to the internet on the host's dime and monitor internet activity and steal passwords or other sensitive information.

    A study released in February provides a sense of how often computer users rely on the generosity - or technological shortcomings - of their neighbours to gain Internet access.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/di...er-wifi-hacked

    I feel bad for the family, although after reading this I did follow the advice.



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    Unfortunately just password-protecting it doesn't always necessarily help. You need the right protection and the right encryption schemes. When setting this up, never use a WEP key, always use at least a WPA-PSK key (There are more robust schemes, but usually not necessary for home networks as WPA's known vulnerabilities wouldn't affect most home internet users), and at least make sure that you pick a key that isn't obvious. I can't even count how many times I've been able to connect to peoples' networks by putting in a key that is the same thing as the name of their network because that's what they chose it to be. Be smart and protect yourself, folks.

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    I wasn't aware it was that difficult to password lock routers... I did it anyway so nobody uses mine for free, cause I don't give out freebees. I'm stingy.

    But there was I time when I didn't have a wireless router, and my dog had just chewed through my ethernet cable for my PS3, so I started using (not stealing!) my neighbor's internet for a while. I wasn't downloading pedoporn or anything like that, just dominating MW2. Unfortunately I always had low ping while using their internet, so I kept getting kicked from matches in MGO and lagged in every online game...so that didn't last very long.

    And now I have my own password locked router and I don't lag anymore (other people do, it ain't me.) Yay!
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    lol im up in the mountains XD so i really dont need one, i live up a hill and the closes neighbor is 200 ft from my house
    "The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear"

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    You have to use WPA2 PSK mode, anything under it can be cracked in half an hour using open source tools. (So WEP for example is not much better than an unsecured network). I have a friend that is into that hacker stuff there is a linux livecd distro dedicated to hacking wifi signals.

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    WPA2-PSK is definitely the way to go. My dad switched our password from wep to wpa2-psk a few months ago. This is a perfect example why. Although my computer isn't visible to any other computers, that isn't a password problem.

    Better to have a password than the FBI accusing you of being a pedophile.

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    Love stories like this, really highlights the dangers for your average home users.

    The worst part of it is that the criminals (decent ones anyway) will always be one step ahead of the law. I wouldn't even try to calculate the victims of net related crimes that have gone unsolved, at a rough guess I'd say it goes into the millions.

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    Hah, yeah, poor guy. Good thing my family has no WiFi. Btw, thanks for the food for the brain, previous posters... Maybe I should tell university staff to switch from WEP... Also warn my relatives in the province. Their password was so easy: it was the birthday of the richest girl in our family.

    Will be careful of this from now on.
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    I have no idea what ours is. D: I do think we have a password or something now since my neighbour kept creeping onto ours. My dad has a thing hooked up to make sure no one else is using it.
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    that was sad and funny at the same time.

    My family has a wi fi and we regularly check if anyone else is using it (other than my family) even though its protected and hidden to other computers, just to be safe. I use the wi fi of my neighbours :3. I actually don't know who's wi fi it is but it surely has a huge download limit.
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