FBI: Terrorists might use unsecured wireless networks to harm US
We know that aircraft can be used as cruise missiles. We know that foreign freighters might make US ports vulnerable. People crossing the US-Mexico border might be carrying dirty bombs.
But here's the question: is your wireless network an opportunity for terrorists? There's no doubt that law enforcement officials are worried about this very possibility.
SANTA CLARA, California -- Attention, Wi-Fi users: The Department of Homeland Security sees wireless networking technology as a terrorist threat.
The member alerted our Birmingham, Alabama, office about computer hackers in Europe who have developed a method for cutting through the security provided by the WEP within a matter of seconds—and who are ready to share that secret.
“We knew once that information got out—and it most likely would—these vulnerabilities were going to be exploited,” said Paul Daymond, the media representative from our Birmingham office who helped coordinate a press conference on the issue recently. “So we wanted to get the world out quickly.”