Beware wireless hacking

SECURITY experts are warning internet users of a new threat to their computer systems, with thieves gaining access to other people's broadband from unsecured wireless networks in homes and businesses.

Known as "leaching", the unusual form of theft involves neighbours and passers-by logging on to a home or business wireless network and surfing the web for free. The consequences can range from slower download speeds to massive bills for unsuspecting network owners. Australian IT - Beware wireless hacking (Simon Hayes, APRIL 24, 2006)

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