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Safe enough for most
by bill012 - 4/7/12 6:14 PM
In Reply to: How safe is it? by OzBo
Your virus software make little difference since it is the same for wired or wireless. You want to use WPA2 to encrypt your signal between your PC and your router. It is pretty much the standard.
In theory someone with a large enough computer (ie the government) could crack this but why would they bother with you. Pretty much this is the same as the joke about out running a bear. You don't need to out run a bear you just have to out run your friends. A hacker will not bother with a WPA2 encrypted connection they will just look for someone who was lazy and did not bother to encrypt their connection.
On top of all this all important internet transactions use a second level of encryption. Even wired connections are not safe once they leave your house. HTTPS uses SSL and is used for almost all banking and financial transactions.
This again is almost uncrackable. Most attempts to get past HTTPS security rely on the user ignoring a big warning screen saying the sites security keys are not trusted. Again its the human factor in security and peoples who blindly click without reading.
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