Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Is borrowing neighbor's wi-fi wrong?

This is a very interesting article I have read in CNN. You can read the whole article if you want, but I have taken the following paragraphs since I found them interesting and funny! Experts do agree that the likelihood of getting caught and prosecuted for stealing a wireless connection probably depends on how often you do it and how you're using it. "The damages are really the big issue," said Hale. "Are you just poking around, checking your e-mail, or are you doing it on a regular basis and affecting this person's bandwidth?" There is also the possibility that someone could have set up the unsecured connection as a trap. Experts say it's possible for the network subscriber to gain at least partial access to your computer, read your e-mails and see the pages you visit if you are using their connection. Any personal information you send online could then be compromised.

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