Hiding Your Wireless Network’s SSID May Be More Effort Than It’s Worth

October 24th, 2010

Computer SecurityWi-fi networks have an identifier, known as the SSID. The default setting for many routers is to broadcast the SSID—thus making it easier to find and connect to the network, but most wireless security tutorials recommend disabling the SSID broadcast. Lifehacker, however, suggests this may be more trouble than it’s worth. Any hacker with a minimum amount of knowledge can easily determine the SSID, regardless of whether or not it’s being broadcast.

Link: http://lifehacker.com/…

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