Re: Wireless Network Encryption Weirdness
Flashed any new firmware lately? That sometimes causes the router to defaults.
Remembered to change the default administrators name and password?
Some routers have bugs in them that can be exploited to cause them to default back to their original settings.
128 bit encryption can be broken by easily downloadable software in just a few minutes. Anyone that would go through the trouble of sniffing for unencrypted wireless data will probably go the extra mile.
My opinion is that you're as well off setting access control on the router to limit attachment to just the mac addresses of the devices you use, and not bother with the encryption. HTTPS sessions will still be in effect for secure transactions.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.