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Old 06-01-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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Michigan man arrested for using cafe's free WiFi from his car

Michigan man arrested for using cafe's free WiFi from his car
Oh sweet I made the papers.

It should go without saying that people should really secure their wifi, and if it's open, you can't ***** or complain when people jump on it. This is obviously a bit of a stretch of the law. Similar to the wire-tapping case in (I believe) Massachusetts where a citizen was charged with wiretapping because he recorded a conversation between him and a Police Officer, in this case, this guy is using free-wifi without the awareness of the coffee shop owner. The law they are prosecuting him with is supposed to be against fraudulent and malicious computer activities--not someone sipping wifi and surfing coffee.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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Just curious, what legal actions have been taken against people who had open access and someone else connected to it? I honestly don't have a clue and might change my mind about this.
Innocent Man Accused Of Child Pornography After Neighbor Pirates His WiFi
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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For me, I don't see the benefit of leaving it on 24/7. While I have it with a strong WPA protection that is 99% secure, turning it off makes it 100% secure. When I need to use the computer I turn it on. By the time the computer boots and I log on, the router is already online.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I would never leave my router on unless I was using it. I mean that is about as dangerous as leaving your table saw on, or your band saw. I mean someone could get hurt with that thing on. I know with us we have small kids in the home and they do from time to time wander into the garage. I would bet that the noise from the router would draw their attention. That brings me to another point, why would you want to have it on all the time, that loud noise can get annoying after a while.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:21 AM
 
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I would never leave my router on unless I was using it. I mean that is about as dangerous as leaving your table saw on, or your band saw. I mean someone could get hurt with that thing on. I know with us we have small kids in the home and they do from time to time wander into the garage. I would bet that the noise from the router would draw their attention. That brings me to another point, why would you want to have it on all the time, that loud noise can get annoying after a while.
Lol, it took me until the end to finally get that.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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But do you know their 14 year old nephew that comes to spend a week-end with them. Do you know the guy sitting in the car just down the street at 2 AM?
No, but I do know a 19 year old war driver who used to drive around neighborhoods looking for wifi networks to hack into. And when he found someone that left theirs open he would think "ah, these folks are cool sharing thier connection.... on to the next one..."
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Lol, it took me until the end to finally get that.
I do my best to add a little humor to the situation.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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For me, I don't see the benefit of leaving it on 24/7. While I have it with a strong WPA protection that is 99% secure, turning it off makes it 100% secure. When I need to use the computer I turn it on. By the time the computer boots and I log on, the router is already online.
I don't ever turn my computer off either
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: California
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That sounds more like a case against stupid federal agents
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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That sounds more like a case against stupid federal agents
Stupid or not, they have guns and warrants and can at the very least lock you up for a while.
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