vulnerable to ID theft > most office of small businesses

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by buffet, Sep 25, 2007.

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  1. buffet

    buffet Registered Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    We witness most of US small offices being easy to be ripped off digitally. They do not have even a competent network technician to set up their network and secure them. For examples, law offices use wireless networking devices with all default settings which use default router password, file-sharing, no wap even no wep for wireless networking. We witnessed some office users even tried connecting to other wireless AP in the building to do their stuff which were not known their boxes being exposes to that network.

    Hackers do not need to find so much secure places; they can come such to grab things easy.

    Any ideas!
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    1. Non-MS networks.
    2. Smarter employees.
    3. Smarter IT guys.
    4. If Windows is a must, security policies to lock down machines.
  3. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Land of the Mooses

    I can't tell from your post if you are working for an office such as you describe a hackers dream so I will assume you are.

    When you see that your employer has this exposure you have a fiduciary duty in common law to inform them of the risks and suggest steps to lock it down. Offer at least to fix the psw's on the wireless routers!

    If they won't listen, put it in writing and backup your own work!

    This is all you can do under common law as an employee.

    That is my idea anyway. Good luck.
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