The police need to prove he is guilty in court to a judge (they won't bother unless they have credable evidence) - you do not need to (ever) prove your innocent to the police. Just saying "my wifi is open" should be enough. It's just like running a TOR exit node. You can even use open wifi/tor exit node as plausable deniability if you wanted. They probably wouldn't have enough evidence for a even warrent, at which point they need to leave you alone.
Also, the vast magority of attackers seem to prefer commercial public wifi anyways, especially with the possibility of people knoticing strange cars/cameras set up (wheras it's harder to notice at a public resturant).
Finally, police would prefer to use banking information to find leads. IP addresses are well known to be unreliable. If the attackers are smart enough to hide there bank trail, there also probably smart enough to anonymise the connection. So if attackers were to use your internet, and if the transaction was tracable to police, then there is a fairly high probability that the transaction left some kind of information for another lead. For example, if the police already know that illigal things are being traded, then they'll probably also have a little more detail, like how the trade is taking place, how the payment is made, etc.. something, almost anything can be made into a lead.
The thing with TLS is, it's very strong mathematically. The most that the NSA seem to be able to do is break RC4 maybe, which is depreiciated anyways. If you don't trust TLS, then you should probably avoid all banking with your computer. If someone was capable is breaking it, then their certianly capable of breaking into your wifi. Also, they would be capable of (physically) intercepting traffic between ISP's, and breaking into 100's of banking accounts no problem at all, so why even bother with targetting yours? The thing with doing banking in public is that someone might be watching you close enough. If your careless, then can get enough information to do damage. Another possibility is that your ignorant and fall for a spoof.
In general people are not educated about security, thus this can really damange them. Security of public wifis can lead to losing private details such as bank card(I don't understand why would u use it on public network even on an SSL connection) etc, but on the other hand insecurying your own wifi is probably as much if not more dangerious. Currently had a friend who owned an IP address to be visited by police. Apparently someone had hacked his wifi, and sells stolen things from that address... trust me he had hard time proving it wasn't him ...
I'm not generally concerned over public wifi security. I don't even see too much credible reason to encrypt your home wifi. Most websites I trust information with correctly use TLS. Someone might fall for a spoof if they don't keep there eye on website certificates, but if you do, your're pretty much safe (unless there's some other vunerability on your computer). There are a few sites that don't quite get TLS correct (their easier to spot, thus I don't trust them as much for information). To provent those, I might use a VPN.
The only thing that I'm concerned with when people watch porn in public is the possiblity of onlookers.
WiFi access points can run at 2.4 or 5 GHz. It may be that your PC doesn't support the frequency of the AP, such as 5GHz as mentioned, which the Galaxy phone does. If you go to the wireless network settings of the Galaxy, it may tell you what frequency the AP is using.
Hi everyone! I'm trying to connect to an ftpsite on Internet Explorer and keep getting an error: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage More Information:
This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:
•Internet connectivity has been lost.
•The website is temporarily unavailable.
•The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
•The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
•There might be a typing error in the address.
•If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.
My OS is Windows 7 pro, I have connected to this same site before many times with no issues on IE and Windows Explorer but now neither one of them works. Might be something to do with the fact I had to perform a reinstall of Windows recently on this computer but I'm no expert on this. Anyone with specific knowledge on ftp connection errors and fixes any advice would be much appreciated!
they is a security setup on Internet explore you need to check it up if you must have set it up mistakely to block websites. there 4 sething on the security section just set it back default. and if you under a domain admin you need to contact your domain administrator for help may be it may have been blocked from active directory or domain level setup.