Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wireless Routers / Access Points

Did you know that if your wireless connection is not secure, that if somebody uses your bandwidth for some unsavoury task, it is you that is responsible for it!

West Mercia Police are currently on a crack down on this, I'm sure other police forces will act similarly.

It's simple just secure the wireless connection. Details will be in the manual, if it isn't or you can manage it yourself then why not contact a local IT company to come and do this for you.

It is also worth noting that you should change the default password on the admin account for your router.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't beleave that the police are going to nick people for a unsecured network if it has been misused by someone else who is connecting up from another location without you knowing. I work in IT and I would say 70% to 80% of people I go to have a unsecured network.

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