I'd be more concerned about the other folks out there, not necessarily your nephew. My brother who is a real security whiz told me never to get wireless.
A person couldn't agree more.
If anyone that is on a so-called secured wireless network think that they are really secured, you've been lied to.
There are some not too expensive equipment that you can buy, and if you have a laptop with you, you can ride in neighborhoods, scan certain frequency channels and you WILL
get access to some ones computer if they're online (if they're wireless)....
Something else even scarier for you wireless users to think about.... using the same scanning equipment, someone can open peoples' garage doors
, and even tune in on their wireless video cameras
, and watch whatever the camera is watching, in REAL
On another note, someone can use your connection, download anything they want to their computer, and if it's a DRM
thing, it's very easy to frame you, because the activity came from your account. It'll be very hard to beat if the law came after you for downloading illegal content.
The burden of proof will be on you to PROVE
that someone else must have done it, even if they don't find it on your computer.It's also ashame that people have traded their security for freedom
is your security. Wireless
is your freedom. I'm in no rush for wireless Internet. I know electronics and air waves, and frequencies, and I know I'd be putting myself at a security breach by going wireless.
Edited by Walkman, 30 December 2006 - 07:52 PM.