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Security warning over wireless networks

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UK ISP TalkTalk has staged a wireless stunt, aimed to illustrate why it thinks Lord Mandelson's plans to disconnect filesharers is "naive".

The hack demonstrates how innocent people could be disconnected from the internet if the plans become law.

A security expert from TalkTalk visited an ordinary street in Stanmore, Middlesex and within a couple of hours had identified 23 unsecured wireless connections on one residential street.

To demonstrate how widespread the problem is, Rory Cellan-Jones visited a street in north London.

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