MAC security (Re: Question about Wireless)
Miano, Steven M.
Steven.Miano at mybrighthouse.com
Tue Nov 27 19:24:29 UTC 2007
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> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-
> bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Nils Kassube
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1:48 PM
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> Subject: Re: MAC security (Re: Question about Wireless)
> Miano, Steven M. wrote:
> > Too true that it's illegal to use someone else's wireless access point:
> > http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/07/technology/personaltech/wireless_arrest
> > If someone else uses your internet connection (that your responsible
> > for) they are liable for it.
> Well, that depends on the country you are living in. They are certainly
> liable if (and that's a big if) somebody can prove it wasn't you. I think
> you would be at least partly liable here if you have an open WAP. But as
> I don't want to find out the hard way and I don't want to pay a lawyer to
> have an answer to the question, I will not let strangers access my WLAN.
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If you are a citizen of the United States its: "Innocent until proven Guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt." In criminal court, so good on the people that are using WPA-PSK, or other more secure variants of it, however I leave my car doors unlocked, and my windows open when I leave for work everyday. Some people are just more trusting then others I suppose.
It certainly doesn't hurt to lock things down as much as you can. ; )
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