[geeks] Unsecured Wifi connections now illegal in part of India.
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Tue Jan 13 21:42:45 CST 2009
On Tue, 13 Jan 2009, der Mouse wrote:
>> More time than someone who is doing 'war-driving' is willing to spend
>> to break in, I'd bet. I suspect that enough people leave their Wi-Fi
>> open that it's simply not worth their while to do anything more than
>> driving to the next block.
> Currently? I think you're right. If running an open wifi becomes an
> offense carrying a heavy enough penalty (in practice) to have any real
> tendency to `deny "bad guys" that particular form of annonymous
> Internet access' (as it was put upthread, typo and all), I expect that
> to change.
Ah, yes, the law of unintended consequences. Just like the over-use of
antibacterial chemicals has caused an increase in stronger germs, an
over-use of not-really-security will cause an increase in bad guys who are
capable of penetrating it.
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Elgin, TX ( figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."
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