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Sami 04-10-2006 01:48 AM

Half Of Home Networks Vulnerable To Hacks
 
Wireless home networks are growing in number as the price of the necessary computer equipment gets cheaper.

But as more people enjoy the ability to carry their laptops anywhere in the house and connect to the Internet without wires, so does the ease of hackers to access home computers that are unprotected.

John Shovic, a cybersecurity expert and professor at Eastern Washington University says half of all home wireless networks are vulnerable to hackers or bandwidth freeloaders because the wireless signals have not been encrypted.


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News Source: KOMO-TV Seattle




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