Being online or using Wi-Fi all the time is so convenient, most people don't realize the effort it takes to stay connected. Wireless networks in every home, business and school have made it almost impossible for us not to be online wherever we go.
But that means that the bad guys have a connection anywhere, too. Anybody near your house or your job can access your Wi-Fi. This means they can steal your internet connection or snoop on your personal data.
People have had their identities stolen over wireless networks, and many have lost their money. That's why the first thing to do when setting up a network is to secure it. Click here to learn how to secure your wireless network.
Of course, hackers or neighbors might still find a way to get on. How would you know if someone was using your internet before it was too late?