reply to Noah Vail
Re: Nothing is scared...
said by Noah Vail:That is quite true. However, I believe his point was that one of the default SSIDs is usually a tip off that the router was never configured away from its default and is most likely still wide open.
There is no evidence that an available SSID causes any significant security risk, in and of itself. It's weak or non-existent encryption; weak or non-existent passwords that make or break a routers security.
Most non-savvy users will just buy a wireless router in a store, plug it in and once it works they're happy.