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Leaving your wi-fi network open

Leaving your wi-fi network open

Bruce Schneier (a leading US computer security expert) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFY) advise leaving your wi-fi network open: meaning, not use encryption protocols such as WEP or WPA2. This allows neighbours and passers-by to use it while in urgent need, and increases societal cooperation. EFY states: “If you sometimes find yourself needing an open [...]