Question: One customer asks, “Can my neighbor read anything on my computer?”
Answer: If you have wireless service, you’re opening the door for this potential. It’s certainly possible. However, the likelihood is slim. Especially if you’ve done all you can to protect yourself.
The best prevention is good wireless security. Each year newer methods are developed to secure wireless networks (as well as more ways to hack them). Currently, the best wireless security available on most home routers is WPA2. Do you have to enter a key to connect a new device to your wireless? If not, you may not have security setup properly.
There are other ways to increase security besides a simple password. Ask us or your technology consultant for more information.
Tips for the Road – When traveling and connecting to new networks, keep these in mind: