I think the NFL already has a variation of this, "The Big Game", that I believe they were trying to keep people from using for Super [redacted] XLVI. I'm too lazy/rushed atm to look up the reference, but I believe the topic was covered here at techdirt.
Just wait until our brains are integrated into our electronics, we will be sued for just thinking the names of these things. There was actually a neat short story about this, also I believe linked at techdirt not too long ago.
the determined someone can
use a radio freq meter to detect your router
sniff your packets
spoof one of your mac addresses
and decrypt your key/password/pass phrase
IANAC - I am not a cracker
But I do know there are tools to make all those things easier, a little knowledge goes a long way.
Basically the point is, it can be done, but the likely hood of you being a target is probably minimal unless you are the only game in town or neighbors and still the only radio. Like most people that would steal something in the first place, the easy targets are the ones that would get hit first.
are computers that are not attached to ANY outside source ever and are locked in a room where NO ONE has access to them. No matter what you measures you take with your wifi router, if someone wants access to your connection they will get it; wifi is notoriously easy to exploit and there are many "tools" available on the internet that make it a simple matter of clicking a mouse. You can even keep your SSID hidden and someone can still hack into your router; the SSID btw is the name your router broadcasts, like LINKSYS for example, that let you know which router you are connecting to. If someone is determined to use your router/access point there is little you can do about it except perhaps turn it off or disconnect it from the internet.
Now, as far as ISP's not doing enough to set up routers etc for their customers because they don't want to spend the money... BULL HOCKEY!! They don't have to spend the money because they CHARGE A FEE to come set up the equipment for you, usually in the $99 dollar range. The customer has the option of doing a self installation to avoid having to pay for this. And are these people security pros as well as installation techs? They might know the basics. I've talked to several of them in the past and most of them really don't know much.
Anyway, I'm glad we've got our wonderful big brother protecting us from double plus ungood low to mid-level income retards that can't keep their networks secure!