Monday, March 23

Thanks to Belkin_G_Plus_MIMO_8C...

I have my communication with the world secured. I use router and Airport Extreme, Passwords and WPA2 to build walls between my computers, the internet suppliers and the chaos out there.
However, this security system is dependent of electric power. Although my MacBooks are working on Battery, the routers are still connected through our internal house distribution of electrical power. This morning the el-power is cut because reconstruction of the fuse-box in the apartment upstairs. Between 9 and 13 my network is expected dead and my computerized life in trouble.

What do I do. How can I read my mails and look at the newspapers, visit all the blogs in my daily round and produce and publish my own blog post this morning.
Yes! I am searching for an OPEN (not secured) network and connect to the one giving highest speed access (3300K down and 480K up = not bad). Therefore "Belkin-G-Plus etc." is worth a post for not being so concerned as myself about security.It is only a short period that I am "stealing" communication power from someone out there, and I see all the problems that can happen. Therefore I give you the link to Cert Coordination Center and their advice to Home Network Security.
The document gives home users an overview of the security risks and countermeasures associated with Internet connectivity, especially in the context of “always-on” or broadband access services (such as cable modems and DSL). However, much of the content is also relevant to traditional dial-up users (users who connect to the Internet using a modem).
The document is absolutely worth some minutes of reading.

8 comments:

RuneE said...

Mange trenger nok det. Det er fremdeles mange åpne nettverk rundt forbi. Selv den enkleste beskyttelse er bedre enn ingen beskyttelse.

Anemone said...

Dette skjønte jeg lite av du, men... fikk nå sett dit bilde åsyn i dag også om ikke annet :-))

Anemone said...

Andre virus i mitt daglige miljø vet du...

Anemone said...

=LEGER!!!

Anemone said...

Som ikke engang skjønner de må røre litt på musa for å få maskineriet til å fungere...

he he

Anemone said...

(her snakker vi data ja!!)

introspection said...

I am the one who cannot follow your comments. But hoping that you can follow mine. I think your post is very informative. I do get connected to unsecured networks many times.

Willow said...

Arne,
Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I am truly pleased that your doctors saw what Stanford said and agreed to do your surgeries! I don't know what Stanford's record on transplants is, but Norway's 5 of 5 can't be beat.
Willow