WiFi has changed the world. We are no longer locked into proximity to wall outlets. We’re not tied down by physical cords. We can roam our house, our area, our cities. We can go to coffee shops and book stores and connect very easily. It has been a wonderful bit of technological progress that has changed the game for millions.
There are drawbacks. With everything good, there will always be bad people trying to take advantage of them. WiFi is no exception with security measures often falling short of sniffers, hackers, and other nefarious types who want to get into our computers and our lives. This graphic explores the state of security around the world when it comes to WiFi networks.
- How to secure a wireless network (techradar.com)
- Free Wi-Fi: Friend or Foe? Infographic (veracode.com)
- Hacking risk for broadband users (confused.com)
- SXSW: Hot spot honeypot hacker’s heaven (news.cnet.com)
- 5 cable companies cut the cord, offer free Wi-Fi roaming (gigaom.com)