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VIDEO Broadband ISP TalkTalk UK Demos Wi-Fi Hacking on C4 TV

Posted: 05th Feb, 2010 By: MarkJ
Matt Roburgh, a Security Expert working for broadband ISP TalkTalk UK, has exposed the dangers of weak wireless (Wi-Fi) network security to Channel 4 News (TV). As you'd expect from TalkTalk the interview is focused on how Wi-Fi hacking can lead to network owners being unfairly "suspected" of illegal file sharing (P2P) downloads.

Last year the ISP estimated that 7 Million homes and businesses were vulnerable to Wi-Fi hijacking and, under new anti-piracy proposals, at risk of being wrongly disconnected from the Internet (here). TalkTalk's survey found that 5% of Wi-Fi networks were completely open (no security), 36% used WEP (easily hackable), 56% used WPA which is currently fairly secure but not perfect and only 3% used the best WPA2.
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