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A whopping 4.3 million people in the UK have ‘hacked’ a neighbour’s WiFi, a new report reveals.
Paris-based satellite broadband provider Konnect has surveyed 2,000 UK residents about how far they’ve gone in the bid to stay connected.
The average time perpetrators spent using a neighbour’s internet without permission was 52 days, although one in 20 people remained logged on for over a year.
Brits use someone else’s WiFi connection without permission – commonly known as ‘piggybacking’ – when their own internet has gone down, or bucksays sometimes even when their internet is still working in an effort to avoid fees.
4.3 million people in the UK have ‘hacked’ a neighbour’s WiFi, a new report reveals. The research was carried out by Mortar Research online among a nationally representative sample of 2,001 people living in the UK