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Police Patrol Brisbane in Search of Unsecured WiFi

DATA PROTECTION—QUEENSLAND

March 23, 2012

Police in Queensland have launched a program to raise awareness about the importance of protecting wireless networks, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. On Thursday, officers began driving through targeted areas of Brisbane searching for unsecured WiFi networks. "Residents and business owners in targeted areas will then be mailed information about how to effectively secure their connection," the report states, and "police will return to the area some time later to check whether residents have taken heed of the warning." Detective Superintendent Brian Hay said the patrol will help protect citizens from identity crimes. "This is mainly about raising awareness of the issue," Hay said.
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