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    Question Using an unknow wireless connection....

    I was taught in college that using an unknown wireless connection for ur laptop or PC is illigal since you have no permission from the distributor. Also they can hack into ur computer if they have the know how (not that hard even with a firewall) .

    Is this true? and how much of all ya does do it?

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    Active Theft

    Contrary to the common understanding of cable theft - that it involves only the theft of cable television services - cable theft also includes:

    Broadband Internet abuse

    Uncapping of Modems – The vast majority of broadband Internet users do not need more bandwidth than is provided by most cable operators as part of standard residential subscriptions. Some dishonest users though will they hack into their modem and uncap their bandwidth limits. Some people uncap their own modems, and others who do not possess the necessary skills receive assistance from others who do. Individuals who uncap their modems and steal excessive bandwidth slow down their neighbors transmission rates.

    WiFi Theft – WiFi theft occurs when someone installs a wireless network in a residence or business location and intentionally enables others to receive broadband service for free over their wireless network.

    Wireless networking is a great product, but when using a wireless network subscribers should always secure their home networks from unauthorized users. Unsecured wireless networks allow others to access a subscriber's network and potentially see all of the subscriber's personal files, allow potential criminals and terrorists to send untraceable communications or allow an individual to download illegal materials, such as copyrighted or obscene material that would lead back to the subscribers modem.

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    Comes like breathing to me.....once I see that unsecured network on my list. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trini2DeBone
    I was taught in college that using an unknown wireless connection for ur laptop or PC is illigal since you have no permission from the distributor. Also they can hack into ur computer if they have the know how (not that hard even with a firewall) .

    Is this true? and how much of all ya does do it?
    I've set it up for someone because the people who live upstairs have wireless and ahven't bothered to secure it. They (the person I set it up for) don't have anything on their machine that's really private though.
    ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!!

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    I used to use the wireless connection from my landlord, but like they find meh out..LOL So I went and get meh own wireless thingie. When the cable company came in they secured mine, so now when I adding anybody to mine I gotta go through a set of thing I got written down in a book dey LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by joujou
    I've set it up for someone because the people who live upstairs have wireless and ahven't bothered to secure it. They (the person I set it up for) don't have anything on their machine that's really private though.
    And I think that's the thing. people need to secure there wireless setup so no one can get access. I got a WEP on mine and if you don't know it, you can't get access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elq
    Active Theft

    Contrary to the common understanding of cable theft - that it involves only the theft of cable television services - cable theft also includes:

    Broadband Internet abuse

    Uncapping of Modems – The vast majority of broadband Internet users do not need more bandwidth than is provided by most cable operators as part of standard residential subscriptions. Some dishonest users though will they hack into their modem and uncap their bandwidth limits. Some people uncap their own modems, and others who do not possess the necessary skills receive assistance from others who do. Individuals who uncap their modems and steal excessive bandwidth slow down their neighbors transmission rates.

    WiFi Theft – WiFi theft occurs when someone installs a wireless network in a residence or business location and intentionally enables others to receive broadband service for free over their wireless network.

    Wireless networking is a great product, but when using a wireless network subscribers should always secure their home networks from unauthorized users. Unsecured wireless networks allow others to access a subscriber's network and potentially see all of the subscriber's personal files, allow potential criminals and terrorists to send untraceable communications or allow an individual to download illegal materials, such as copyrighted or obscene material that would lead back to the subscribers modem.
    In short, no...it's NOT illegal.

    Is it safe...nope, because yes...if they have the know-how they can access your stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    ...if they have the know-how they can access your stuff.
    seen a hacker crack that Verizon security in a couple key strokes..

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    That's why you keep your good pron files on flash disk and access your online banking only from behind de bunkers at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    That's why you keep your good pron files on flash disk and access your online banking only from behind de bunkers at work.
    Amen! dats what i do and my network at home is secured

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    In short, no...it's NOT illegal.

    Is it safe...nope, because yes...if they have the know-how they can access your stuff.
    http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/08/tech...ex.htm?cnn=yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trini2DeBone
    I was taught in college that using an unknown wireless connection for ur laptop or PC is illigal since you have no permission from the distributor. Also they can hack into ur computer if they have the know how (not that hard even with a firewall) .

    Is this true? and how much of all ya does do it?

    was this post inspired by me? And ha ha its not illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatbushgtcutie
    was this post inspired by me? And ha ha its not illegal.
    u lucky it should have been. I would have turned u in 4 money

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatbushgtcutie
    was this post inspired by me? And ha ha its not illegal.
    wait and how r u online again??? Arn't u suppose 2 be at work??? Damn can someone say addiction

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    So...

    Possibly illegal in California and Florida....

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