Items from the Feed - Tying Down The Uplink
A couple of issues here. First, Sara Underwood is pretty, but that voice! Almost like fingernails on a chalkboard.
Anyway, one of the issues she brings up is wide-open home networks. The warning wasn't folks coming into your WiFi, infecting your PCs and stealing private stuff. It's glomming onto your network and "stealing" your bits.
Honestly, before I moved, I never encrypted my WiFi. I never thought it was worth it. Different neighborhood, with more people closer, and the new access point came with it up by default. As long as they don't use enough to mess up your video streaming, why not?