Wannabe wifi jacker pwned

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 12:31

I was talking to a colleague yesterday, who freely admitted to connecting to someone else's WiFi router and using that as a temporary connection, and also spotted this thread on Kiwiblog, in which most who comment seem to think it's fine to jack bandwidth.

Me, I think a little civility goes a long way, and wasn't surprised to be told about a certain "Detopeach" taking umbrage to unauthorised bandwidth borrowing:

The site in question has now removed the above "greeting" but that little warning about free wireless is worth heeding. It's a hostile Intarweb out there, even for bandwidth bandits.

Thread on NZRave.com with further reinforcement why it's not clever to take advantage of "free wireless" just because you can.

Other related posts:
Woosh upgrades to 1Mbit/s
Taipei's citywide Wifi brings converged phones and free calls
Taipei IDF part 2: 802.16 WiMAX and 802.11 Wifi on one chip - Ofer

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