I’ve been thinking too much about the issue this small. There are too many ways to do it, and I want it off my TODO list. So I chose the simpliest solution ever.
I am talking about the security of my home WiFi access point. It was wide open until now. And I am not going to spend a lot of time on locking it down. I am not going to use any encryption – not WEP, not WPA, nothing. It’s just not worth it. All my sensitive communications are already encrypted anyway (HTTPS and SSH). And I don’t care a bit beyond that.
For the bad guys among my neighbors, who want to do harm, I added one small barrier. I have switched off network address translation (NAT) on my home server, except for my notebook. So, either spoof your IP address and do you bad stuff, or be good and use my proxy server for fast Internet access.
Out of sight, out of mind. I’ll come back to it only if I’ll ever have a problem with my current setup. Life is too precious to spend it thinking about idiots.