More Americans borrow neighbor's Wi-Fi connection

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Borrowing your neighbor's unencrypted Wi-Fi connection has become a common practice in American society. In a recent Wakefield Research poll, commissioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance, 32 percent of respondents admitted to tapping into a Wi-Fi network that wasn't theirs ­ up from 18 percent in a December 2008 poll. Some 40 percent of survey respondents also said they would be more likely to trust someone with their house key than with their Wi-Fi network password. More than one quarter of those surveyed said sharing their Wi-Fi network password feels more personal than sharing their toothbrush.


More Americans borrow neighbor's Wi-Fi connection