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July 13, 2003

GeekCentral asks is your wireless network secure? From the New York Times, the article begins:

On the hunt for 30 seconds, Gary Morse is jazzed. We've walked about 45 feet down Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, and he has been counting the number of chirrups coming from the speaker of his hand-held computer. Each represents potential prey: wireless networks in the offices and apartments above us. So far, we have had more than a dozen chances to sneak Internet access, reap user ID's and passwords and otherwise peer into the private affairs of individuals and businesses.

Sure, that's probably one of the densest stretches of WiFi in the world. Mind you, I really mention this article because of the remarkable restraint the journalist demonstrated. C'mon, man, his last name is Morse! And he's talking about wireless communication and code! I was truly impressed.

Our WiFi network is secure. Or at least it was the last time I checked. Also, the fact that its nexus is, like, 300 feet in the air helps prevent much walk-by usage. I can't vouch for my neighbours.


10:32:42 PM        Internet Technology