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Someone Explain WIFI to me

I know it is a wireless internet connection and i use the shit out of my neighbors,but i wana know what the details of WIFI are. How it works and if it is safe to surf personal sites like paypal and Wellsfargo? TIA!!!!!!!!!


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Here's a good overview:
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/wireless-network1.htm

As far as security, if you have the security implemented correctly, then yes it is safe. Unfortunately too many people leave it completely open and this allows others to use their network.

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Here's a good overview:
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/wireless-network1.htm

As far as security, if you have the security implemented correctly, then yes it is safe. Unfortunately too many people leave it completely open and this allows others to use their network.
...and I don't know why. it's quite easy to secure your network...why not do it? I've got 3 neighbors around me that I can receive their wifi signal, and not a single one of them is even password protected

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I wouldn't do anything banking wise via wireless even if it was my home shit.

plus alot of people think oh shit free wifi but some of the times the other person if sniffing the shit, going thru your shit and you think your neighbor isn't smart...

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I wouldn't do anything banking wise via wireless even if it was my home shit.

plus alot of people think oh shit free wifi but some of the times the other person if sniffing the shit, going thru your shit and you think your neighbor isn't smart...
my laptop doesn't let them in...
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if your sending traffic across their network they could still be logging/watching where your going

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my laptop doesn't let them in...

It has nothing to do with your laptop letting them in. You could use a packet sniffing program view the packets coming out from your computer and from there compile a good way to get into your computer. No computer is 100% secure.
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