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Top cop urges locals to secure wi-fi networks

After yet another terror email originating from Navi Mumbai, city police chief Ahmad Javed has asked residents to ensure they get their wi-fi connection secured.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2010 02:35 IST
G. Mohiuddin Jeddy

After yet another terror email originating from Navi Mumbai, city police chief Ahmad Javed has asked residents to ensure they get their wi-fi connection secured.

Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times, Javed said the main reason wi-fi connections are hacked is because those using them do not take requisite precautions.

“There are many wi-fi connections in the city and it is important that users ensure that these connections are secured to avoid being hacked,” Javed said.

“It is imperative that users think of security first. Sending an email, and more so a terror one, does not take time. A person can send an email in a matter of minutes and escape. The finger of doubt will go on the person whose internet connection was used to send the email,” he added.

Speaking about the Indian Mujahideen operatives who allegedly came to the city to send the email, Javed said, “We are assisting the security agencies conducting the investigation. We will nab those who have sent the email soon. However, I want to urge wi-fi users to see to it that their systems are safe so that such anti-national activities are not traced back to them.”