Police in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) are reportedly on the hunt for poorly secured wireless connections, following an incident last year where hackers sent a warning about an imminent bombing from an innocent person’s Wi-Fi connection.
At a conference in Mumbai last week, 80 policemen were taught about Wi-Fi connections and cybercrime and given the authority to order the owners of wireless routers to properly secure them with encryption and passwords.
A few months after the terror email which sparked off the increased interest in Wi-Fi security was sent, police arrested 31-year-old Mohammed Asghar Mansoor Peerbhoy, a Yahoo India software engineer, in relation to the emails.
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Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.