Is your Wi-Fi network secure enough?

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 8:40am EST

Here's a cautionary tale for anyone teleworking from a home office. A Blaine, Minnesota man is headed to prison for e-mailing death threats to Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Tim Pawlenty. ComputerWorld reports Barry Vincent Ardolf used the Aircrack software package to gain access to a neighbor's wi-fi network. The wi-fi had been password protected. He set up Yahoo and myspace accounts in the neighbor's name. Ardolf then used those accounts to post child pornography and send threats. Ardolf had been feuding with the neighbor. He pleaded guilty to multiple charges two days after his trial started. He faces a prison term of up to 40 years.

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