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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wireless hijacking under scrutiny

Man charged for using someone else's wi-fi connection. I didn't know that was illegal!

4 comments:

Colin said...

Hang on, this came up on Slashdot on my RSS reader, but the story's nearly 2 years old...

john said...

this was more recent.

Tom said...

This seems a bit uncool. Many people leave their wifi connection deliberately unprotected, so that others can make use of it.

john said...

I guess the problem arises if people access your wireless network and use your internet connection (and thus IP address) for illegal activities.