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Warning over unsecure internet network use in Guernsey

Internet users in Guernsey are being warned about the potential dangers of using an unsecure wireless connection.

Free internet access has become widespread across the Bailiwick, in cafes, bars and public buildings.

Matthew Parker is an ethical hacker for Ernst and Young and investigates potential security weakness online.

He said it was quite easy for other people to see what you were looking at and possibly even obtain the passwords for your e-mail or bank accounts.

Mr Parker said: "I think everybody should be aware of the dangers... if you are using anything in a public area be very wary as to what you are using, not sending anything you wouldn't want anyone else to see.

"If you do get a warning, quite often you should get some sort of warning within the web browser itself, take notice of that warning. If it doesn't look right and doesn't feel right then don't do it."

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