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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryWoods
    You know, we could keep arguing this crap till the sun explodes. I'm done. You guys just keep doing what your conscious will let you.
    Well thanks for stopping by. Actually, I thought we had come to the conclusion that there is nothing illegal, and nothing actionable in almost ALL situations. Like I just said, PERHAPS in your case you could sue someone for about 15 bucks, but in general, there is nothing illegal or actionable about using someone wireless AP to surf the net.

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    cant we all just admit we surf the web using more then a starbucks or panera connection with our carputers? lol parked in a hotel parking lot leeching off their high speed wifi connection? hah. good or bad its what happens :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3g Jester
    cant we all just admit we surf the web using more then a starbucks or panera connection with our carputers? lol parked in a hotel parking lot leeching off their high speed wifi connection? hah. good or bad its what happens :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryWoods
    I'm done. You guys just keep doing what your conscious will let you.

    Well thank you.

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    Is its legal?: I'm pretty sure it's not
    Do i care?:Absolutely not. It is a completely non-destructive crime with no victim and most likely nobody will ever notice. If you are ignorant enough to run an unsecured network well thats your fault.

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    s its legal?: I'm pretty sure it's not
    Do i care?:Absolutely not. It is a completely non-destructive crime with no victim and most likely nobody will ever notice. If you are ignorant enough to run an unsecured network well thats your fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrean
    i dont beleive its legal exactly. and morally its probably not right anyhow. but that doesnt mean it wont continue to happen. im sure theres loopholes with it in the law with alot of other things that occur on the internet that will allow people to continue to do it.

    BTW. even secure networks arent secure.. if your running wireless even with encryption your not safe. hell actually mac addresses arent entirely safe since they can be cloned. but thats a little harder to do then break an encryption key. think im ****tying you? google "airsnort" thats the software that allows an encryption key to be decrypted just by testing packets. i never use encyption keys but filter by MAC.
    Toms hardware had write up on how to do it, what software was needed etc. Just using WEP 128 it was a fairly time consuming process that is beyond most people's abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konnichiwa
    Many people using wifi points do not 'listen in' to other peoples data, they just check their email, maybe download traffic + weather reports, then move on.

    If you secure your Wifi point with simple 64bit it is implied security. I would not bother to wait around and crack it, I would simply drive 10 meters to the next access point!

    You analogy has no point, i am not interested in your network traffic (phone call), i'm interested in using your phone for a few seconds.
    While I have done it I have no misconceptions about it. Your taking my bandwidth and I'm taking somebody else's bandwidth. Checking email or movie times is no big deal and hence why I do it, but I'm still doing something that's not so nice.

    Hell, you can't tap in to your neighbor’s cable and water, neither requires access to the inside of their house, so why can you tap in to their internet service legally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryWoods
    WPA is pretty easy as well, just takes a little longer. Wardrivers don't connect, period. Once you connect you are a thief, period. 99% of all internet prividers have a no sharing clause in their TOS.
    That TOS is for those who agreed to it and to ensure the connection isn't being abused, i.e. not using a resdential service for a business or public use. That is why ISPs offer business packages, etc. Call up up DirecTV and tell them you you want a setup for an employee breakroom they will charge you more per month as it's considered semi-public viewing and a ton more if you were playing it for everybody that entered the business, i.e. a retail store considered public viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryWoods
    My isp is gci.com, their highspeed cable connections aren't unlimited. Let me do a little digging, I'll get you the laws you want. Oh wait, the Department of Justice is the court.
    heh most ISPs do have a limit, but usually not advertised. I had a friend that got a nice letter from comcast stating that he was going over the limit and that they would bump his monthly charges if it continued. I had Comcast at the time and never recieved a letter nor had I heard of any monthly limits. I'm sure it's buried in some small print somewhere.

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