Risks of Open WiFi
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Most people will tell you that they are afraid someone will eavesdrop via their WiFi connections. That’s certainly possible. It happens all the time on public networks in cafesand bookstores. It could just as easily happen in your home.
There are, however, other things to worry about when you have an open WiFi connection. For instance, an open WiFi connection could allow your neighbors to connect to the Internet via your network to download files that they wouldn’t dare download through their own connections. What if your neighbor downloads a copyrighted movie or song with yo ur connection? People get sued every day for this activity. You certainly wouldn’t want to be held responsible just because you didn’t block other people from using your wireless network.
Keeping Your Connection Safe
For these and numerous other reasons, you should keep your WiFi connection private. If you fear that someone has already used your connection for nefarious purposes, then browse the posts on networkusa.org to find information that can help you solve the problem. In many cases, you will find that a strong antivirus program will remove any malware.
When it comes to Internet safety, it’s better to take a cautious approach instead of leaving your connection open. The right security has become imperative in today’s world.