Unsecured Wireless

September 8, 2010

Like most office buildings, ours has a small custodial office located in a mechanical room off of the ground floor.

A few days ago I was having a brief chat with a building heating / ventilation contractor and commented that I have been seeing him here a lot – and that I hoped that there was nothing major that was wrong with the building!

His response?

He told me that the unsecured wireless network that someone in this building has was great for him to check his email.

The SMB Takeaway

If you have any wireless access points in your facility, and they are unsecured, it may not just be the HVAC repair guy that is accessing your network

Unsecured Wireless

Photo Credit verdammtescheissenochma via flickr

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3 Responses to “Unsecured Wireless”


  1. “He told me that the unsecured wireless network that someone in this building has was great for him to check his email.”

    LOL – That’s really funny! With today’s smart phones, everyone is carrying around a wireless hot spot scanner. It really becomes a question of if the hot spot is intentional or not. Some business may make it available for the convenience of their customers.

    • elliotross Says:

      Convenience of their customers – sure – and I hope properly segmented –

      Your point about smart phones is a good one too !

      Regards!

  2. PhingPhing Says:

    Wonderful story !!! This is a good for my experience ,thank you for your sharing.


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