Small Business and Home Office users who think your wireless router is safe just because your local provider supplied directions on how to set the WPA/WPA2 security protocol, must educate yourself and otherwise be informed as to this form of Identity Theft. The encryption is not foolproof and if you look out your window you just might see someone sitting in their car copying your passcode and log in information. It only takes a minute to copy and with the right over-the-counter equipment they do not need to be that close by. Just a simple laptop will do with the right free program.
Social information obtained by a few teenagers I caught using the other day just outside Pxxxxx Bxxxx Company was amusing as they thought while spying on their school mate acquaintances within the establishment. As I watched them hover down within their car as the local enforcement drove in for their free coffee and donuts, this was a clear tip they were doing something very wrong. Since this illegal activity is a felony by state and federal laws, it is not a crime of violence, therefore, not paid attention to much by locals.
This very same activity is carried out by adults to compromise your Home/Office wireless network connection on information gathering for various reasons. Listening to various hackers laughing at the information obtained from emails and social dating sites, and also the serious business side of the unsuspecting victims they are watching. “This is so entertaining its better than going to the movies,” one replied. Oh by the way, that little medical problem you have, well they think that’s funny too. That’s right, that medical file sharing history you recently consented too with your physician for the sake of first responder access, supposedly in case of medical emergency? Yes, that security sold to you is a joke too.
Remember the term ‘Wireless Router’, in meaning something to the effect that information traveling through the air as a ‘Radio Frequency’ (RF) Signal. This is not safe and as secure as the marketing sales people would like you to think. Many people are capable of seeing all RF that travels through the air concerning this subject, and it doesn’t take much to do so.
Here are some links explaining how the compromise is made and also how to fix it. If you still need to be safe, please contact us for advice.