posted on Jun, 10 2008 @ 09:42 AM
Ah, bodrul, yes, good advice to set one's own laptop security higher. I think, though, that some people really don't know how to set their own
network security; they really should, if they're going to use wifi or other such over-the-air.
If they don't know how, they should learn, or understand what it means to be unsecured. Maybe one could teach computer safety as one would teach fire
safety, home/business security.
Uh, me, too, Now. My husband reminded me that, when we were having router troubles at home, I connected to a neighbor's unsecured network to
get my daily fix, until we fixed our router problem. I, too, just browsed, never downloaded or used personal information.
I guess this business about using someone else's unsecured network is kind of like warming yourself up around a campfire someone else has built. You
know if someone wants you around or not by how friendly they are; if they secure their network, that's a sign to stay out.
Just a few years ago, people would more than likely share their network with another traveler or neighbor, if they were asked. Now, however, with the
ability to download movies, etc, this practice will come to a halt, as the isp would really not offer "unlimited" usage, or charge for tiered