According to a survey by the Geek Squad - 1-in-5 people surveyed have made use of someone elses insecure wireless Internet connection. From these figures they suggest that WiFi 'Piggybacking' is the "most common crime in the UK".
Unfortunately there seem to be some flaws in their survey, and they don't make it clear how many people took part in the survey, or where they found them which of course would make a big difference.
Have you ever made use of an insecure WiFi Internet connection? You neighbours for example? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Ignoring how they got the results - my problems with the survey are on several levels :
So - what do you think?
Have you secured your WiFi connection?
Have you 'Piggybacked' someone elses connection?
Do you know how to secure your wireless connection?
Do you care if your neighbour - or that dodgy bloke down the road is using your connection?
Have you considered that not only can they use your connection - they can get into your computer to steal your personal information?