incrediBILL - 9:15 pm on Jun 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Make no mistake: Sniffing and recording data from unsecured wifi is a criminal act. Even in the US.
Make no mistake: you'll never know it's happening until someone actually connects with the network.
@incredibill and other defender of criminal actions
Not defending it at all.
I'm just concerned about security and I'm sorry that I can't share by showing how easy it is without being labeled.
Wifi sniffers are freely available, it's undetectable to see the "crime" happen, and as long as technically inept legislators write well meaning but stupid laws instead of simply outlawing the flawed technology and giving the industry a few years to correct the problem, it will simply continue to be a source of abuse.
Guess education and correction isn't welcome so bring on legislation that does nothing.
I will cheerfully join those who bemoan Incredibill's lack of diplomatic finesse
I prefer the phrase "tough love"