The Dompost reports that Netsafe has surveyed Newtown and found 55 wireless internet connections they could access freely.
Unsecured wireless internet means that your wireless router provides others with free downloads, and it allows hackers to access everything on your network !
The Dompost story on stuff has more details of Netsafe’s survey, and sensible advice on security.
Getting it sorted should not be a problem for those who are members of the Wellington Timebank. The Timebank has several IT savy people on its books capable of giving advice and assistance ins securing your wireless. To learn more about the Timebank and how to join see check out their website or drop Hannah a line at firstname.lastname@example.org