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February 6, 2008

Working from home and stealing broadband


by David Allen
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Working from home and stealing broadband<br />

Over the last twelve months the amount of people being able to work from home and steal somebody else’s internet connection has increased from six per cent to eleven per cent, whereas the average for around the world is twelve per cent. This just goes to show that the UK is on par with the global market.

The figures come from a survey commissioned by the networking people Cisco Systems which looks into the whole aspect of remote working. But it would seem from the results, that not only does this show that people can actively get into their neighbours network, but also the networks are not very secure.

Anyone who has a wireless router should make sure that they have it totally secure, otherwise all sorts of things can go wrong, like people downloading porn or sending thousands of spam emails through the subscribers internet connection. This can cause no end of trouble for the network owner should something bad happen.

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