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Comment: I hate to defend the AG but... (Score 1) 93

by kurls (#35053718) Attached to: Connecticut AG Opts For Street View Settlement, Without Seeing the Data

I think the summary has mis-characterized the note. #5 of several, fairly good, security suggestions was to "Turn off your wireless network when you know you won’t use it. " This hardly seems to be saying that the victims are to blame.

I personally keep my wifi on all the time (with other protections), but there's no question it would be a whole lot safer unplugged.

Comment: Re:Really ... the didn't recommend encryption? (Score 1) 93

by kurls (#35053682) Attached to: Connecticut AG Opts For Street View Settlement, Without Seeing the Data
As pointed out, this is in the consortium's advice. And, to be fair, the paragraph above does basically state you should use encryption, which is presumably why they left it out of the list: "Manufacturers often deliver wireless routers with the encryption feature turned off, Jepsen said. Consumers should consult the instructions for their wireless router or obtain additional information from the manufacturer’s website to enhance the security of their home networks."

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