Originally Posted by couch_manager
It's actually not a security risk to leave the SSID as is. The SSID is just a name. Even disabling broadcast of the SSID won't do you any good. A packet sniffer can easily discover the SSID. The best one can do to secure wireless is to use WPA2 encryption with a strong key.
Right. But my point was that when there's an SSID with the name "linksys", it's likely due to an unsavvy user who doesn't know to encrypt. Thus, the security risk.
What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.
Last edited by paintmered; 08-08-2010 at 10:30 AM.