My walk down the main street of my town provided with interesting results which will be presented in the next month's Truro & District Chamber of Commerce magazine. Most businesses were running secure wireless connections. I was surprised at the number of wireless connections being used. I could tell that a wireless connection was a business because they named their router after their business name for the most part. Amazingly most of the unsecured routers were labeled as "linksys" for some reason.
I see two main problems:
- Some businesses still are not securing their wireless connections yet, and
- Businesses are naming their router connections after their business name.
Wireless connection, regardless of business or home use, need to be secured against outside users. Network names should no be named so that others can tell who are are reaching. In one blatant example, a family with an unsecured router even named their router connection after their family name. Talk about making it easier for others to take advantage of that connection.
So check out my article in the next month's article of the Truro & District Chamber of Commerce magazine and stay safe.