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Stealing Wi-Fi

Stop people acessing your Wi-Fi

Hey, come here I have something to tell you, in private. Those thieving types who live next door might be stealing your Wi-Fi you know. Not only that but Google maps drive past with their super technology cars and use your Wi-Fi, take information from your computer and all sorts (apparently). And anyone could be getting in, once on the Wi-Fi they can get into your hard disk! Well come here and let me whisper something in your ear…Wallpaper, yes from France. Tres stylish.

Wallpaper that stops Wi-Fi from passing through. You can pay your own connection, and even if you live in a shared house nobody else can get it. Ha Ha student so called friends, you can steal my cheese from the fridge but the real important stuff is mine, all mine. And it doesn’t even block out your mobile phone or the TV signal, how about that for fantastic? And it comes in a lovely snowflake design, perfect for any look, from Abba revival to minimal chic.

Block in Wi-Fi
Signal blocking wallpaper

Take a look at this link here, it’s in French I know but an online translator will help for anyone who doesn’t understand.

CNN have got onto it too, so keep it a bit quiet otherwise everyone will get it, and you will end up walking for miles through the suburbs with your mobile phone looking for someone with open Wi-Fi overspill.

16 replies on “Stealing Wi-Fi”

I feel rather stupid now. I have read your article twice now, and only upon finishing reading the CNN article have I worked out you mean actual wallpaper, not computer desktop wallpaper! I was wondering how your desktop background could stop your WiFi getting stolen!

I like the way you wrote this post, you never cease to amaze me Jonny…

A long time ago, whenever I would get on my computer and surf around the internet, I noticed that everything was moving at a snail’s pace. I logged onto my router and checked who was connected to my Wi-Fi, and it turns out someone, I don’t know who, was indeed stealing my Wi-Fi. I set a password to prevent it from happening again.

However, the idea of using wallpaper to block Wi-Fi from passing through is a solution I’ve never even heard of before, but now that I have, that’s pretty cool! It’s neat learning about the more obscure solutions to a problem, or maybe this is more common than I think, but it’s obscure to me! Anyways, thanks for the info.

Password protection is probably a simpler method than wallpapering your house! Just had a thought, what happens with the windows? Do you need to paper them too!?

I would go so far as to say not just probably, but definitely. Setting a password to protect your wi-fi is quick and easy. However, I guess if someone is looking for some nice wallpaper for their homes already, why not get one that has this feature included? Hmm…

And what about multiple people living in the same house, but in different rooms? Would the wallpaper block them from receiving the signal? That’d be troublesome. This product creates many questions!

In my opinion, you don’t have to go so far. Protect your account with a password.
Saying that, Its important to notice we have two forms of password protection:
WPA2 and WEP. WEP is weaker and can be hacked by any experienced hacker in 10-15 minutes (Saw a demo in our company). WPA2 is advanced and very secure. In most routers you’ll have the option to choose between the two. Always choose WPA2.

I don’t think Jonny was suggesting you get the wallpaper, just writing about the fact that it has been developed and does have potential 🙂

That is an awesome advancement. I would love to see how much this stuff costs, and if you could paint your palls then put the snowflake like grid over it or if it is a full sheet so to speak of the product.

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