Security fear over wireless broadband

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 12:03 AM EST

Thousands of consumers who have upgraded to wireless broadband, which lets you access the web anywhere in the home, are leaving themselves vulnerable to fraud.

About 5m households now have wireless - or “wi-fi” - internet access. However, about half, mostly those who have bought their wireless equipment from stand-alone firms such as Netgear, have not protected their connection. Uswitch, a comparison service, warns that anyone with an unsecured connection is open to fraud.

At the Times.

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