The Tech Liberation Front has a great article rejecting some of the thoughtless panic around the way that Google’s streetview cars have been mapping wifi networks. One of their subtitles really jumped out at me:
Real Cyber Security Begins at Home
This totally captures my thoughts on the matter. If you’re going to be transmitting over the air in plaintext, and broadcasting into a public place, you should be neither surprised nor appalled if (or when) someone else picks up that communication, whether deliberately, or by accident. Don’t whine about it: take affirmative steps to protect yourself.
However, what I really want to see are some posters in the style of WWII propaganda:
- Cybersecurity Begins at Home: Secure your Wifi
- Cybersecurity Begins at Home: Use HTTPs on the Web
- Cybersecurity Begins at Home: Encrypt your Hard-Drive
Sounds like a good project for the EFF.