In Australia, Police Issue Warnings to Homeowners Who Lack Password-Protected WiFi Routers

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In Queensland, Australia, local police identified a large number of homes and businesses without secure WiFi connections and plan on distributing information in mailboxes about how they can better secure their routers.

Check out this PC World article that explains how the Australian police plan to “war drive,” or cruise the streets, scanning for WiFi routers that are not password-protected or use an aging, weak security protocol.

Wardriving is a term that has been applied to hackers who drive around neighborhoods looking for open wireless network connections. A router that is not password-protected could easily be spied on.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.