The EFF wants to improve your privacy by making your Wi-Fi public
Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 22/06/2014 17:54
Conventional wisdom dictates that to maintain your security and privacy, you should encrypt your Wi-Fi network. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argues that partially opening up your home Wi-Fi network could actually enhance your privacy, and is working on a tool to make it easier to do so.
According to Wired, the EFF will release free firmware for Wi-Fi routers that will "let you share a portion of your Wi-Fi network, password-free, with anyone nearby." The software, called "Open Wireless Router," is part of the EFF's OpenWireless.org initiative, which aims to make free wireless Internet as ubiquitous as possible.