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Broadband Internet Use Has Its Risks, Study Finds

Besides speed, the most coveted feature of a broadband connection is that it is always on. But according to a study that is scheduled to be released today, those two advantages are exposing broadband customers to far greater risk than most of them realize.The study, conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance, highlights the chasm between the assumptions of consumers about the security of their Internet connection and the reality. The result is a high risk of hacking, viruses and identity theft, according to Keith Nahigian, the spokesman for the alliance and a consultant to the Office of Homeland Security. The study of 120 broadband users, conducted last month, showed, for example, that although nearly half the users had young children who use the computer, only 3 percent have parental controls to shield children from pornography. Full Story

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