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Re: I am not affected but I am worried / thinking to abandon TSI
said by Tx:I offered to help a neighbour years ago secure his router. When I bought a laptop his unsecured network showed up. In my basement it's a weak signal, but in my kitchen it's almost as strong as the one in my home, just because of location. He declined and said his son would do it, but it was months before it was secure. I get a weak unsecured signal around here from time to time (but not sure who it is - the neighbour used his family name as his network).
Not as hard as you think. Right now taking a look i have access to 4 unsecured routers near me. Sure they should know to secure them but to expect non technical people to know this is absurd. Sure it's ignorance on both parts, but at the end of the day that doesn't make someone a criminal
The problem is that to some extent a percentage of pirates are far more tech saavy than the average user. They know people are watching and are far more likely to take advantage of the family who just love the plug and play stuff. I wonder how many users have actually even changed the password for their router?