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post #11 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by finalturismo;13290192 
This is American I will leave my wifi open for others if I want.

And you can be held responsible for their use.
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post #12 of 84
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Originally Posted by SethCohen View Post
Lol this would NEVER happen @ my country.
What country is that, and why?
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post #13 of 84
People saying ''This wont happen where I live'' Erm yes it will lol. If your activity is monitored via YOUR router and someone else is able to piggy back on it, it will still look like it is usage coming from YOUR household, or you have at least allowed someone to piggy back on your internet. Either way the ISP will identify you as the owner and bill payer of that router and as such will be held accountable first.

It is only logical lol. If your country has internet, then this can happen in your country. Do not be naive.
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If you wanted to use my INTERNET connection you would have to be sitting on my lawn, then you run great risk of being peed on by my neighbors dog.
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post #15 of 84
Still not worried, and I won't become worried until either the trees and cattle sprout the ability to steal wifi or the county comes out, chops the trees down and puts in a subdivision.
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post #16 of 84
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Still not worried, and I won't become worried until either the trees and cattle sprout the ability to steal wifi or the county comes out, chops the trees down and puts in a subdivision.
Listen guys, I don't ever speak publicly about this, but this is something everyone should take seriously. Not only because it may happen to a random stranger, but because it has happened to ME

I had the same naive sentiments- I was a first year law student, and did research and supported the free flow of electronic information. To that extent, I had my Wi-Fi open and even allowed file-sharing networks/torrents on my computer, which was a supernode (or active server). Things were great and I felt good about being part of the 'open information society'.

Smash cut to: FBI agents and my local police (about a dozen of them) serving a search warrant on my house at 7am, before I had a law school exam at 1pm.

For three hours, I had half a dozen police cars and a dozen LEOs taking almost every piece of electronic equipment in my house - including my DVD collection, blank media discs, routers....even down to my mouse, my keyboard, my monitor.

Long story short, the whole event cost thousands of dollars in legal fees, but I was never arrested or charged with any crime. Through their investigation, the FBI did discover that someone else had piggybacked my internet and used it to download and upload child pornography.

The event nearly cost me my marriage, and I can't tell you what kind of physical and mental cost you pay. Nearly every day for three years, I waited for a phone call saying I was going to jail. Every police helicopter overhead was a sign that I was going to be in handcuffs. Every police car on the road had my name and license plate on an 'arrest on sight' notice.

Be warned: This threat is real. I got off light compared to some others. But let my lesson teach you as well.

Lock.It.Down.
Edited by DeltaUpsilon - 4/27/11 at 6:19am
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post #17 of 84
I have my wireless SSID hidden, with a WPA2 encryption. Good luck!
Edited by Smoka Cola - 4/27/11 at 6:35am
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post #19 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by finalturismo View Post
This is American I will leave my wifi open for others if I want.
You mean America?

It isn't in the bill of rights that you are allowed to leave your wifi unlocked. What does this have to do with being American?
Edited by lordikon - 4/27/11 at 8:27am
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Can't be altruistic for once can we?
    
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