Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek
You bring up a good point. How many wireless devices have you ever lost control of in your life?
No, never. Where does this irrational fear of wireless devices come from? Most of them barely transmit a signal strong enough to be used outside of your own house! Its a light bulb people, you are storing personal information on it. A short range wireless signal may very well be HARDER to intercept information on than a physical wire.
It's not irrational when you know that it can be hacked.
For example, is it irrational to expect great amount of security for a bank? No.
Then why is it irrational to want to protect your home? To me my home is much more important to protect then my bank account yet no one else seems to think so.
Just because something hasn't been effected in your life that is a wireless device doesn't mean that it's ok to ignore the fact that it can be compromised.
Thats like install a video camera in every room of your house and then have a server that hosts a webpage that can be accessed on your home network at any time, and you also allow that webpage to be seen externally.
Just because you have a password on it doesn't make it safe. Nor does it give you the right to disregard the fact that it can be compromised.
My point is why give yourself more vulnerabilities and points of entry when you don't have to.