Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Borrowing your neighbors wi-fi or stealing it ?

"Every techie says that you shouldn't use other people's networks without permission. Every techie I know does it anyway. If you're going to steal-no let's say borrow your neighbor's Wi-Fi access, you might as well do it right. Step one: Lose the guilt. I don't know of any federal or state laws that make it illegal to log on to an open network. Using someone's connection to check your e-mail isn't like hacking into their bank account. It's more like you're borrowing a cup of sugar. (so to speak !)

basically, it's your neighbor's Internet service provider-not your neighbor-who will pay for the added traffic, It is true that your surfing could cause the folks next door to break their service contract-many broadband providers do specifically forbid home customers from sharing a connection. But let's deal with those another time..I think I might have to go into details later about this subject and talk about the tools for the job in order to check the security of your own network .I think everyone should be aware there are tools out there to compromise your network and you need to understand them in order to protect your self! Well I just wanted to rant.............LATER!!!!!!


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