OMG! WiFi has been hacked! The World is Ending!

Sorry for the drama, but I needed to get your attention. Over the next several days (likely starting today), you’re going to hear breathless stories from all sorts of media outlets (newspapers, cable news, Twitter, etc.) saying that most WiFi connections can easily be hacked.

DON’T PANIC.*

Researchers have found a flaw that could allow hacking of the most-used type of WiFi. But, they don’t believe hackers are using this technique yet. Also, most people should think about how likely it is that someone would try to hack their home WiFi. Read more

What does a geek with too much free time do?

Spends two hours doing wifi site surveys of the house using NetSpot. Yes, I really did. But now my wifi network is fine-tuned for top performance and doesn’t suffer from interference from the 10 other wifi networks in the neighborhood. Laugh if you want. Just remember to beg for the password when you come to visit.