John Collins' article on the use of unsecured wireless networks by
financial firms makes interesting reading. We conducted a similar
survey in 2002 covering much of Dublin by car, cycle and foot. At
the time this generated a lot of interest in the security community
as we found that almost 40% of people were taking basic security
precautions. We have conducted a number of small follow-up studies,
and the indications are that many home network users are now secured
by default. It is unfortunate to hear that the financial sector
has not taken heed of earlier reports. Undoubtedly Deloitte can
offer their services to your readers who may have missed our 2002

Original report and map available via

        David Malone, Niall Murphy, Ken Duffy.