WarXing — accessing publicly accessible networks or systems. You scan for a wifi access point… and come up with your neighbor’s… What are the legal implications?
Attorney Robert Hale has just written an extensive piece on the subject:
Suppose you turn on your laptop while sitting at the kitchen table at home and respond OK to a prompt about accessing a nearby wireless Internet access point owned and operated by a neighbor. What potential liability may ensue from accessing someone else's wireless access point? How about intercepting wireless connection signals? What about setting up an open or unsecured wireless access point in your house or business? Attorneys can expect to grapple with these issues and other related questions as the popularity of wireless technology continues to increase. Sunbelt BLOG: WarXing
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