Commuters hack wireless networks

Thursday, 27 March 2003, 12:19 PM EST

Jumping on to the increasing number of wireless networks around cities such as London has become something of a hobby for hackers and those seeking to gain free access to the internet.

The security arm of consultancy firm KPMG set out to discover just how big a menace so-called war driving is to London businesses.

It set up three wireless "honeypots" around the City of London in an attempt to lure hackers.

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