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Home Wi-Fi Users Recognise Security
By: MarkJ - 03 August, 2006 (1:56 PM)

The latest study from Jupiter Research has revealed that 60% of wireless network owners, specifically home users, now implement security!:

"Security is the number one concern for Wi-Fi network owners," said Ina Sebastian, JupiterResearch Associate Analyst. "They are particularly afraid of personal information theft and eavesdropping, but the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) standard has enabled an easier setup process more suitable for consumers."

The ethics of logging on to an open network, however, are still not clear. One in three admitted to using someone else's Wi-Fi while travelling and 12 per cent have logged on to their neighbour's network.

The results highlight somewhat of a u-turn over previous research, which had shown a minimal uptake in the use of such features.

Personally I never enable Wi-Fi in built up areas, opting instead to use my premises power cables for Ethernet between rooms. More @ VNUNet.

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