Digital Britain means increased security risk

May 1, 2009

The introduction of broadband for all in the UK could be a security risk, according the former home secretary David Blunkett.

The claim is that as more households are added to the broadband network, this increases the chances of security issues.

The rollout of broadband to all households is due to be completed by 2012.

However, the former home secretary, speaking to ZDNet UK at the Infosecurity 2009 conference, believes that more people connecting to faster broadband services naturally increases the issues of security and therefore is dangerous to the country’s security.

The home secretary is calling for the government, individuals and businesses to get together and make sure that the internet is moving in the right direction.

The problem now is that as governments get involved in what goes on with the internet, will this actually spoil what made the internet so interesting in the first place?


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