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Wireless routers unsecured and broadcasting

This will be a short post.

Afters years of doing home and business networking, I have came to a grave conclusion. Most residential grade routers are junk and a serious security risk.

When something goes wrong with your router, and it resets on it’s own, it comes back on in default mode. Default mode is SSID broadcast with no security. Usually your previous SSID called something like “JFAMILY” will be replaced with he default “Linksys, Belkin, or something similar”.

This is very bad.

You go from secured to unsecured in less than a minute. Less tech savvy users will just use what wireless network they can connect to to get online, but that isnt the real problem. The real problem is that your entire home network is now open to hackers and privacy thieves. Cha-Ching!

So what can you do?

If you notice your wireless network i now linksys, or some obscure string of digits “XB89RTH623HJ32” then either;

  1. Unplug your router
  2. Put a password back on
  3. Call someone to come fix it.

Don’t just go forward being unsecured and vulnerable.