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Old 8th January, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Warning over Wi-Fi security

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WIRELESS internet users are at risk of having personal data stolen because systems fail to flag up the best security options, according to a new study.

Which? Computing tested 11 wireless routers - hubs used to connect household devices such as laptops and to access the internet.
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I read that the radiation you receive from wireless routers, cell phones and laptops hain't so good for you, either.
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Possibly because the 'best' security settings for the device would prevent some other devices from being able to connect? Manufacturers don't really want people returning their goods because some other product can't handle better security.

As far as Which?'s suggestions go, they're rather 'interesting'. Like: "a hacker could use the name of the network to access the router". Network names are not a security feature - they're broadcast across the air for all to see...
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