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Wireless Technology Risks And How to Secure Wireless

First lets talks about some of the threats to home wireless networks.

 

Piggybacking  :

                               That’s common anyone with a wireless enabled computer within range or your wireless access point can hop a free ride on the internet over your wireless connection.

The typical indoor broadcast range of an access point is 150-300 feet. and outdoor range may extend as far 1000 feet.

so, if your neighborhood is closely settled ,or if you live in an apartment or hostel, colony..it’s number of problems.

 

_> You may exceed the number of connections permitted by your internet service provider.

_> User piggybacking on your internet connection might use up your bandwidth and slow your connection.

_> Abuse by malicious users , Illegal activity that will be traced to you. can lot more….

_> Direct Attack on your computer can install spyware and other malicious program or take control of your computer.

 

What is Wardriving

 

Warddriving is a specific kind of piggybacking .The broadcast range of a wireless access point can make internet connection possible outside your home, even as far away as your street. can be directly attack your computer as piggybacking also for illegal online activity .

 

Secure your Wireless connection .

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