StoutFiles - 2:35 pm on Jun 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
With your methapor, not only isn't the door locked, but all the furniture was tossed out on the lawn with a sign "TAKE ME - I'M FREE"
Because most people are computer stupid. They don't realize it's important to password protect their router, hell, they wouldn't even know how. Just the fact they got the damn thing to work is good enough.
The local bar has just now offered WiFi, in which the name of the router was linksys. Heh, factory settings. I logged into the router admin console with my phone and changed the name of the router to the bar's name, if only to deter others from messing with it.
You're all advacating that if someone doesn't protect their router that we get to have a free for all on it. Is that really fair? When businesses aren't even protecting their router there's clearly a lack of knowledge about how to protect your WiFi and the importance of it.
Nobody would KNOWINGLY broadcast their passwords in plain text. Google has taken advantage of stupid people, and I think the courts will decide it was wrong.