Tenants Tune Into Free Wi-Fi

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Aha! Some people are beginning to get it. Saying they’ve taken the idea of the free hot spot and turned it into a free “hot building”, the owners of an office building in San Diego are offering free WiFi to all tenants. They’ve realized that WiFi is a differentiating factor that adds tremendous value for users – rather than a direct profit center. The entire building (34 floors) is covered in WiFi, including the 4-level underground garage. Even better, just like Starbucks, the building owners are benefiting directly from the WiFi themselves. They’re using it for building management, security cameras, and VoIP-based communication systems.

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bish says:

is it secure enough?

Weren’t kids in 1992 Ford Tauri sniffing WiFi nets just a few months ago? Weren’t we hearing all manner of tales of how some networks were just Wide Open, totally insecure and just tools for spammers to hijack so they could turn on the spam firehose?
Someone, quickly, tell me why this is so much more secure and, really, more than a Commons looking for a Tragedy.

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