Hilarious article over at the Sydney Morning Herald, which has been war-driving around Sydney and testing out the city’s Wi-Fi networks for security. According to the newspaper, unsecured Wi-Fi is rife:
“Fairfax discovered unsecured Wi-Fi networks in 10 out of 20 residential locations visited during a test across Sydney. In total, 382 networks were detected with 2.6 per cent operating without password protection … Extrapolating Fairfax’s results, there could be more than 10,000 unsecured networks across Sydney.”
This couldn’t have something to do with the fact that major Australian broadband providers are shipping popular ADSL routers totally unsecured, could it? Just maybe?