‘Secure your WiFi connection, terrorists may use it’
New Delhi: A Navi Mumbai disc jockey was
baffled and shocked when police came to his house on Tuesday
night asking him about an Indian Mujahideen e-mail claiming
responsibility for Varanasi blast.
The e-mail was sent by Akhil Talreja`s unsecured WiFi
connection, minutes after the blast. Later, it was found that
his connection, which did not require a password, was hacked
into by IM terrorists and used for the purpose.
Akhil and his brother Nikhil were detained and
questioned for hours.
According to cyber experts, one must secure his or her
connection by keeping a password or any hacker can use it for
wrong purpose, putting the subscriber in trouble.
"Terrorists do not have much time to crack passwords
because security agencies immediately start investigating the
terror attacks. So they use WiFi connections which are
available to them easily," Mumbai-based cyber expert Ashish
Sharma told PTI `Bhasha`.
He said laptops and many phones are WiFi enabled and if
terrorists detect any unsecured connection, not requiring a
password, they might send terror message by a recently
procured e-mail ID and then leave the spot immediately.
An Indore-based programmer, who claims to have hacked
into websites of many firms, said "The is a default security
option in WiFi connections. The first step is to protect it
with a password. Even do not allow any one to use your
computer, because your system could be used to access others
in the network area."
To protect your WiFi connection, first install a
software called `Firewall` as it makes hacking difficult, he
said, adding that people should always take help of
cyber-security experts to secure the service.
He also said people should chose the connection from
those service providers who have ISP (internet service
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