Lost connection: According to Ken Haywood's statement, it was his engineer's suggestion to keep the WiFi connection unsecured
The engineer who worked on Ken Haywood's laptop has told the police that he had visited the US national's Sanapada residence several times since January.
That's because the secure WiFi connection of the computer had a tendency to get lost repeatedly and Rajesh Bodkar's services were required often, to ensure Haywood could log on to the Internet.
According to Bodkar, the laptop would lose connectivity and only the engineer could log on and give the password required for uninterrupted connectivity. Unsecured connection
According to Haywood, he had called Bodkar, the TATA VSNL engineer, in January, after he received heavy Internet bills. Bodkar visited him when his WiFi got locked. Since this happened on a regular basis, Haywood said that it was Bodkar's suggestion that the WiFi connection be kept unprotected. Thus, the hackers got access to Haywood's WiFi connection and sent the threat e-mails about the Ahmedabad blasts.
A computer expert, Suresh Ramasubramanian Director at Asia Pacific Internet Association, said, "It is possible that the password gets locked because of the network or the server problem. Also, there is a chance that several computers are attached through the same WiFi username and password. In such cases, the password set as default may give access toothers."
ATS chief Hemant Karkare, said, "We have sent the laptop for forensic tests to check this and other details. Everything will be confirmed only after the test reports."Tests on laptop
The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at Kalina is carrying out tests on Ken Haywood's laptop and other computers seized from Gunina Apartment, Sanpada. "We have been conducting tests on Haywood's laptop data, as well as the data sent from it," said Rukmini Krishnamurthy, director, FSL. Additional CP (ATS) Param Bir Singh said, "The process of creating an id and sending the e-mail was done within 10 minutes. The content had been brought on a pen drive."
â Divyesh Nair