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Neighbours hacking your wifi, printing tickets at home, and subsidising your holiday

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 24 September 2012

Got wifi at home? If it's not properly secured, cyber criminals or even your neighbours could use it to steal your identity.

If you buy a ticket for an event online and are offered the option of printing it out at home, you might think you're doing the agent a favour. After all, you're using your own printer, your own ink and your own paper. So is it fair for some agencies to charge you up to £3.00 to print your ticket?

Have you ever visited a friend abroad and then begged them to bring back some proper Yorkshire tea or lemon curd or British crisps? A new website called Please Bring Me dot com might be able to help.

Not going to University and don't know what to do? Then the Guide to Not Going to University might just be the thing because as it says on the back cover - university is not the only path to success.

Chapters

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  • Mine Shaft under the house

    An estate agent in Wrexham has been fined and ordered to pay compensation for failing to mention the fact that an old mine shaft lay under the front garden of a house.

  • Wifi Security

    Many internet users are leaving themselves open to identity theft by not properly protecting their home wifi networks, according to new research.

  • School IT scam

    The BBC's Panorama programme has found at least 169 schools have been victim of a technology equipment scam and at least 10 head teachers have been suspended or have resigned.

  • Ticket Printing Fees

    Is it fair for ticket agencies to charge an extra fee for you to print your event tickets at home on your own printer?

  • Child benefit

    The tax office wants people who’ll no longer qualify for child benefit from next year to waive their right to it in advance. We have some advice on what you might do.

  • Please Bring Me

    A new website is linking tourists and people living at holiday destinations to exchange micro deliveries for favours.

  • Continuing Care Update

    There are just 5 working days to go until a deadline passes for claiming-back thousands of pounds in care fees that people might have wrongly paid.

  • Using your eyes to paint pictures

    Artist Sarah Ezekiel, who has motor neurone disease, uses her eyes to operate a system which allows her to paint pictures.

  • War Biking

    War Biking

    James Lyne from Sophos testing how secure wi-fi networks are in Central London

  • War Biking Kit

    War Biking Kit

    The equipment used by Sophos to detect insecure wireless networks

  • Please Bring Me...

    Please Bring Me...

    pleasebringme.com – is billed as a micro delivery website for travellers and locals. Its creator -Orkun Batur from Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Sarah Ezekiel - Eye Gaze Art

    http://sarahezekiel.com/

  • Alzheimer’s Society

    Alzheimer’s Society support group for people who think they have wrongly been denied NHS Continuing Care funding:

    Alzheimer’s Society
  • Alzheimer’s Society Top 10 Tips for preparing a case:

    Top 10 Tips for preparing a case

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