Wireless Networking – Are You Secure?!

With the decline is the cost of wireless equipment, and the configuration free installations, more and more people are setting up wireless networks in their homes and businesses. One key configuration that is often missed is security. Is the wireless connection you’re using secure, is your data in jeopardy, and is your identity safe.

You may be asking yourself, secure, well how do I secure my network, and what does securing the network mean? By unsecure, I’m referencing a wireless network that can be accessed without the need for a key, or password. Once a user is connected to your network, it is possible they could access network resources such as files, folders, printers, etc… some even without your permission or even knowing. As you know, this could be a world of trouble if your confidential data is obtained by an unknown internet user.