Police officials have been alerting broadband users to the potential threats posed by unsecured internet connections. A spokesperson for the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency kicked of a campaign aimed at raising public awareness about the dangers of using an unsecured wireless network in residences around the country.
DI Keith McDevitt explained that unsecured wireless networks could allow criminals to act fraudulently via the internet connection of an innocent citizen. This would then wrongly implicate the broadband customer if the illegal activities were ever to be discovered, as the crimes would be traced back to their home address. Continue reading