Customers need to set up password protection to lock nearby computers out of their networks. Most don't. How bad is the situation? Ryan Crum, Wi-Fi expert at financial services firm PwC, walked from the Boston Common to Kenmore Square a while ago and detected 286 Wi-Fi networks. Just 20 were password-protected.
By Brett Arends Boston Herald 12/26/04 5:00 AM PT Lori-Lee Savage was shocked on a recent Christmas shopping trip when her debit card was rejected for insufficient funds. Savage, an executive assistant at a nonprofit in Virginia, thought she had US$1,500 in her checking account. But someone had stolen her identity and cleaned out her account. "In about three days, 11 checks had been written against my account for about $3,100," she said. "It's very alarming. It's an eye-opener." Wi-Fi Hacks Millions of Americans have been victims of phishing, duped by fake e-mails into giving away crucial financial details.... ...Customers need to set up password protection to lock nearby computers out of their networks, he said. Most don't.
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)