So what are the other dangers?

Once someone else is able to access your internet connection, they will be able to use it just as though it were theirs, except that you will be paying for it. In addition to this, every time someone else is using your connection they will be slowing you down and increasing your bandwidth usage. This could become a big problem as many people will have limits on their bandwidth usage and could find their service is cut off during the month having apparently used more than their allocation.

There will be no easy way for you or your ISP to identify this, as all the requests will appear to have come directly from your network. Your ISP will hold you responsible for all requests coming via your connection, whoever makes them.

It is also now quite common place for people who wish to send large amounts of SPAM email to use someone else's wireless connection in order to do so. You will be held responsible if this happens through your connection and may have your broadband account terminated. Once using your connection, the "hacker" may also download illegal software, music, pornography and once again put yourself and your connection at risk.

The latter of these risks do pose a serious threat, as they could land the unsuspecting victim in considerable trouble, whilst never being aware it's happening until it's too late.

After all that doom and gloom the good news is that there are many measures than can be taken to minimise any risks, down to almost zero, depending on the equipment being used. Unfortunately, some of the measures are quite technical and do require the right expertise to achieve. In some cases, changing your equipment may also be required.

With our expertise and knowledge in these areas we are able to analyse your wireless network setup and make all the necessary changes to make your system as secure as possible, for the cost of just one standard call-out visit.

Just click on Book a Callout to get your system checked and secure.

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