Dept of Homeland Security will protect you.
If there is any "real" danger, it's from kids and brats that wanna go
exploring on your computers, or borrow your internet connection. This
is where it's good to know your neighbors.
Think of it as a sport. There doesn't really need to be an objective.
Yes. No radio signal, no access.
Yes, but they don't do much with the information, especially if the
access point is secured.
Actually, it's more prevalent in the suburban areas because kids have
more time to attack your system. Much of the hacking relys on
capturing a substantial amount of encrypted traffic and extracting the
encryption key. Mobile users in urban areas don't normally have the
luxury of a fixed location in which they can erect large antennas and
spend days capturing and crunching data. Suburban kids do have that.
WEP 128 is usually sufficient to slow anyone down. WPA is much
better. Make it a habit of changing your access point password and
WEP/WPA keys at regular intervals.
17 years ago