Thursday, October 24, 2013

OR - Man's neighbor downloads child porn on his wireless Internet

Secure your WiFi connection
Original Article

10/24/2013

By Molly Smith

PORTLAND - Internet users are always advised to protect their information and be careful what they post on the web.

One case in Oregon is reminiscent of advice that an Internet signal is just as vulnerable as bank accounts if left unattended.

A Portland man was nearly arrested because of what was happening on his wireless Internet account. The man's wireless Internet signal was not password protected and his neighbor was using it to download child porn. The undercover police investigating the issue assumed it was him.

Authorities say the neighbor was using a mobile directional antenna to pick up the Wi-Fi network. However experts warn even if users have a password they are still vulnerable to hackers with these kinds of tools. The experts say if web users notice a sudden slowdown on their network while surfing the web -- it could be a sign someone has hacked the network. Internet users are also reminded to check their guest log regularly to see who has been using it.


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