Wifi hacking is a common occurrence nowadays. A layman can hack your wep wifi network within a short time using BackTrack. WEP is 0% secure, you can only increase, your attack time by using higher bit encryption. If your network is WPA/WPA2 secure with WPS pin default setup, then also you are very much vulnerable.
Then, which type of security is best for WiFi?
Setting up WEP, WPA or WPA2 wireless security
|WEP Wired Equivalent Protocol||Basic|
|WPA Personal Wi-Fi Protected Access® Personal||Strong|
|WPA2 Personal Wi-Fi Protected Access® 2 Personal||Strongest|
|WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode||WPA2: Strongest WPA: Strong|
Is WiFi secure at home?
Below are some tips about making sure your home WiFi network is as safe as it can be: If your home WiFi network is not encrypted, encrypt it immediately. And if your WiFi router is using WEP, change it to WPA/WPA2. All WiFi routers support some kind of encryption, which scrambles information you sent over the Internet.
What is an encrypted WiFi network?
The first line of defense for your Wi-Fi network is encryption, which encodes the data transmitted between your PC and your wireless router. The Wireless Protected Access (WPA) protocol and more recent WPA2 have supplanted the older and less-secure Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP).