How secure is the BT FON service?
It is extremely secure. Traffic passes through separate channels; visitor and home-user traffic are separated. From a security perspective it is as if they have separate networks connecting them to the Internet. This ensures that visitors cannot use BT FON to connect directly to the customer’s own network (or vice versa). It also means that all visitor Internet activity and customer Internet activity on the home hub is clearly distinguished and recorded against the correct user. This ensures that home users cannot be blamed for the Internet activities of visitor on their BT FON home hub hotspot.
What happens if someone uses my broadband connection to access an illegal site? Can I prove that it wasn't me accessing the sites?
Yes, the visitor’s access to the Internet will be through a separate channel and so we can tell the difference between the home user’s Internet activity and visitor Internet activity.