The wireless revolution has fast taken over the world with more and more people opting for the convenience of not being tied to a specific place due to …. what else wires. This revolution was brought about by the first and primitive beginnings of the garage door openers, cellular phones and many more. The technology has proven to be a very successful one, but like many new technologies they do have problems and detractors who say it is too much a risk to go wireless.
True to this, many fear of the amount of information that is simply just being transmitted for anyone with the right equipment and know-how to grab and use for personal gains. Yes there are security programs, certificates and other proven authentication systems out on the market that do allow secure and safe computing without wires but they have a long way to go to provide a foolproof way of doing it. Radio waves are invisible yet present all around us and is a form of radiation however minute or insignificant the amount may be. To this effect, many schools have dismantled wireless networks that were hastily put up without extensive health risk studies. This was done for wireless equipment saves schools and other enterprises from having to hardwire data ports anywhere a connection to the school network or internet is needed(copper wires are very expensive and so is the installation costs). Another study by the Health Physics Society and the WHO shows more proof and information regarding the said effects of the technology on the human body.
So till we get to understand the phenomenon better and try to reduce the risks with improvements better be cautious( Not to totally avoid all wireless technology based products) and use common sense in the use and purchase of such equipment.