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Police Battling Unsecured WiFi

ONLINE PRIVACY—QUEENSLAND

May 21, 2010

Queensland Police have found that half of the wireless networks in select areas are unsecured, according to Detective Superintendent Brian Hay, who said law enforcement officials "see it as a major vulnerability in this community." ZDNet Australia reported on the efforts by police just days after Google acknowledged collecting data sent over unsecured WiFi networks. Police are considering creating pamphlets to raise awareness that securing WiFi can protect individuals and small businesses so that they can "self protect" from harms such as "where they can be abused, where their data can be copied, where their lives can be intruded," Hay said.
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