Californians, Get Ready For A New Obvious Warning Label - Wireless Routers

Posted: Sep 1 2006, 3:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 11:50pm CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


Californians, Get Ready For A New Obvious Warning Label - Wireless Routers
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I dare all of you to go out one day and just count the number of useless warning messages you find. If you step into your car, go to McDonald's for a coffee, and head over to a national park, you've already got a handful of them. Step into Home Depot and that number will be cubed, twice. So am I surprised that wireless routers may soon be required to have a yellow-and-black message warning customers about problems with unsecured networks? Not really.

There's a bill in California that was just passed that would make it a legal requirement to put some kind of warning label either on the box of a Wi-Fi router, or just display a warning message during the installation process.Of course, the terminator (I mean, governor) will have to sign off on the bill before it's official, but there is no worry about that not happening. If I may be serious, folks, just enable the darn WEP key when setting up your router. Then we'll just let the Starbucks of the world bust the Internet freeloaders.

Entire bill. Via Gizmodo

Report Published by: Mark Raby

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