This HP series of articles seeks to address WIFI Security. WIFI will grow increasingly popular and no doubt enable a whole new way of accessing information. Many are using wireless palms to get and send email on the fly already. Security should be part of any wireless users thought process at this point. This article makes some “beyond the basics” recommendations.
A fascinating article on the use of WiFi networks to relay messages via remote control cameras in high crime neighborhoods. New Orleans reports significant drops in crime. Of course then the question is how much standard monitoring do we as a free society tolerate? Do we have an expectation of privacy when we look around and don’t see anyone near us? Does crime prevention override issues of freedom from scrutiny? It might be one thing to kick on the cameras when they get a call, but to keep them running continuously … it has some downsides it might seem.
Interesting article about a phone add on that is designed for night vision, but in fact will see an image through clothing. Now how does this relate to war driving one might ask … the answer is I am looking at the legal issues of wardriving. If you can see through clothes, do you need a search warrant? Do you need to have a particular type of clothing on to have an expectation of privacy?
Another article by an expert driving around looking for open LAN’s in an area of England. They found 300 lans in 30 minutes, more than half of which were un- or under-secured.
Massey News Article – Wireless security risk highlighted in student project. Well it is after all kids play … it ain’t rocket science or looking at it another way, these days there are a lot of rocket scientists.
iTnews – Security news brought to you by Microsoft Anybody else see the irony here?
Tips to Achieving Ironclad Wireless LAN Security by PC Magazine. These are clearly written suggestions.
‘Wardriving’ conviction is first under Can-Spam says this article in the Tech News on ZDNet. People are suprised to find out that their area is already mapped. You must take steps to protect your wifi! I think the download of illegal music is likely to be the next significant use of misappropriated wifi access points.
This now disappearred site talks about many other uses of thermal imaging in law enforcement.
Photos may also take images that are helpful much like thermal imaging. Interesting.
Thermal Imaging May Require a Search Warrant according to some courts. If the Government wants to crack a wifi network to detect illegal activity should it be required to obtain a search warrant. Is the objective privacy greater, especially if basic steps are not taken to secure the network? Good issues I think.
Should cops police your Wi-Fi? | News.blog | CNET News.com … can they … aren’t they snooping?