Wireless networks are not only since Intel's Centrino campaign, not least because of the numerous offers of the Internet service provider to the periphery, which is enjoying increasing popularity with remarkable speed. No wonder, indeed all so beautifully simple.
The wireless router, married in a few minutes with the Internet can bring the whole family quickly and easily to the Internet without having to install cumbersome cables. In particular, the access point with integrated router function now offers a number of useful functions for the unalloyed pleasure in the domestic network.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon that the security winds up in oblivion. But it is precisely the case of radio links so immensely important because you outside to a network is much easier than was the case with traditional, wired networks, and is. Without the necessary safety precautions, it is for foreigners with appropriate equipment in a few seconds, a child's play, to dial into a wireless network and use any Internet connections.
In addition to financial consequences that an attack as in the case of volume or time rates, and criminal aspects should not be ignored. There would be an open wireless Internet connection and its unchallenged hold all sorts of fast and loose at the expense of the network operator. the parasite travels to illegal terrain, it is probably faster than they'd like and totally ignorant of state under observation.
In a spontaneous test using a mounted wireless LAN antenna on the roof of the car within less than 30 minutes were just over 100 ETWORKS W-LAN-N be detected, even in a mediocre populated areas of Hanover of which about 45% due to missing security options were fully accessible.
Some also have an Internet connection would have been possible in a few seconds. Among them, however, were not only private networks, but many corporate networks. In the inner city showed a similar picture.