Monday, April 25, 2011

Insecure Wireless Routers Privacy Dangers

Wireless Internet routers are very common household appliances now days, but an Associated Press story in the news today gives examples of the real-life nightmares that can happen with routers that aren't properly setup and secured:


Quote from the AP story in the news today and available at Yahoo.com:

Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo 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.

Rest of the story here at Yahoo news:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110424/ap_on_hi_te/us_wi_fi_warning