Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: For those who War-Drive(man just got caught, 3rd degree felony)

  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate lominono's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    139

    For those who War-Drive(man just got caught, 3rd degree felony)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050707/...ts_wi_fi_theft

    ouch. i dont think ill do that anymore.

    *edit: meant to say:
    man just got "charged", 3rd

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate 84RegalRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    427
    weak man. should be ok to do since im sure in the near future they will be secure from factory.

  3. #3
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    89
    "such as people sneaking on others' networks to traffic in child pornography, steal credit card information and send death threats."
    The practice is so new that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement doesn't even keep statistics

    The ignorant ppl in our govm't frighten me.

  4. #4
    Maximum Bitrate seanz0rz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Cal Poly Pomona or Redlands, CA
    Posts
    673
    my feeling on it is that, if there was no security on publically broadcasted radiowaves, its fair game.

    now if he broke a wep key, hacked in any, etc, then i can understand the charge.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    6,234
    this guy installed a wireless router, connected it to the internet, failed to secure it, & now is pressing charges because someone was picking up what he freely through out there.....that's bull.....I have routers set up without security & I couldn't care less if someone accessed the internet through it....afterall I do that all over, all the time....it's called sharing

    I do however have a firewall up so my pc's are protected.....but the majority of times someone is accessing a signal it's not to hack someone elses computer or for espionage/death threats or to upload/download child porn......it's usually just to check e-mail, do web research or check there ebay...or even browse & post to mp3car.com.......sure there are some malicious people out there....but I don't think that's the norm.....

    about the only time I would complain about someone using my bandwith would be if they were hogging it & I had slow connections from it, but if that happened then guess what, I could just turn on security......wheres the problem.......

  6. #6
    Constant Bitrate accentsound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Jupiter!!!!!! FL.
    Posts
    188
    I also have no problem with people sharing my router. In our Condo development the grounds by the pool and the club house are wired for wireless, free to residents. I have my own as I have trouble connecting to the community network ( weak signal).

    I'm bradcasting and recieving on the air freely the radio signal is out there and I can not prevent it from travelling over public roadways and or from other peoples houses. So as I see it if I do not specifically encrypt or otherwise protect from unauthorized access then go ahead and piggy back on my connection.

    The guy who complained that someone was using thier unprotected broadcast radio network has got real nerve. But the trial has not started yet. And if the guy who was arrested get a Lawyer that knows anything about Telecom and FCC laws. Then the guy who filed the complaint will be laughed out of court. If your network is unsecured then it is no different than ANY OTHER wirreless hot spot like the ones around Starbucks, or Borders Books or dozens of other municipal or commercial, free, hotspots.

  7. #7
    Maximum Bitrate shizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    793
    What a retarded article. Some rookie wrote that at 4 am. I coulda done better without any facts, just a name. If I cared enough, I bet there is a better source out there to find, and more to the case.
    Carputer status: [-*---------]
    Im thinking laptop...

  8. #8
    Jesus Freak antimatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,545
    That will never last in court
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

  9. #9
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    135
    hey, wardriving isnt against the law; connecting to networks is. All wardriving is is the maping of ap locations.

  10. #10
    FLAC sdashiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Floreeda
    Posts
    1,085
    "Innocuous use of other people's unsecured Wi-Fi networks is common, though experts say that plenty of illegal use also goes undetected: such as people sneaking on others' networks to traffic in child pornography, steal credit card information and send death threats."

    Wow, but he was only piggybacking on his bandwith, so tell me what he did wrong? I understand the paranoia of seeing some dude in an SUV in front of your house on a laptop, but calling the cops and not turning on your firewall? What a ******* tool. He knows how to dial a phone, setup a wireless network, but not protect it. MORON!

    Its in florida, south florida. Whitesville, with a sprinkling of very rich hispanics and blacks. People are paranoid of eachother, white peeple of everyone, hispanics of eachother (what does it feel like to have Nicaraguans, Columbians and Puerto Ricans all in the same cul-de-sac...ask me) No one in south florida is safe, its why they all live in tract housing with guard gates that make delivering pizza an hour affair.

    **** the paranoid ****S of south florida. YOU are not special and YOU are a drain on society and the community. **** YOU i want a pink flamingo on my front lawn and I shouldnt need a permit to do so. bah im just ****y
    (All done)
    iPad Mini 128GB, RF 600.5 amp, JL12W0V2, 8 Infinity Components

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-25-2005, 12:53 PM
  2. Warning... crazies ahead.
    By ddt in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 05-12-2004, 12:06 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •