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    Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

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      Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      Two people have been cautioned for using people's wi-fi broadband internet connections without permission.

      BBC NEWS | England | Hereford/Worcs | Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      Very interesting BBC story, which I missed.
      Presumably if the thief WAS your next door neighbour
      he would not have to sit in his car outside your house.
      He could do it from the comfort of his own home.


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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      hahaha Redditch for You!

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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      lol fibre got any spare cardboard ?


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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      Nah lent what I had to the neigbour

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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      In my opinion, if you are foolish enough to leave your wireless network unprotected then that's totally your fault lol.

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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      Talking about drawing attention to yourself though, I mean siiting in a car with cardboard around the windows
      Last edited by Alan b; 18-04-07 at 07:17 AM.

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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      cupboard?

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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      now now i thought we'd had a discussion about spelling mistakes - lol ( i tink e ment rdbord )


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      Re: Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'

      Relieved to see this story hasn't brought out the 'Digitally Correct' brigade that anything touching on encryption seems to provoke.

      I'm torn on the issue of war-driving -- I'd be annoyed if someone stole bandwidth (though if it was while I was asleep as in the news story I'd hardly notice). And I'd be mortified if they used the connection to harm others. But soon we're going to see free wifi in city centres. The concept of treating access to public information as private property will seem as archaic as a pay-library.

      As for using a neighbour's connection -- what happened to the windfall principle ? Fruit from a neighbour's tree that falls into your garden is yours to eat.
      Last edited by fihart; 18-04-07 at 11:41 AM. Reason: clarification

     

     
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