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RE: Interesting Ruling Regarding WiFi access
From: "Kenneth Klinzman" <kklinzman () tektegrity com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 11:17:51 -0700

 Very nice find!

My office co-horts and I were having the same kind of discussion.  It
seems like all it would take is a banner in the coffie shop saying
internet to customers only would be all it takes to make the argument
valid that they are informed. However, it is not like wireless stops at
the walls of the coffee shop like cabled connections would.  So to know
it was for customers only would take the offender to have entered the
shop and seen the sign.  Maybe some kind of portal page should be
required detailing the terms of use for wireless that users receive when
they first log in to the wireless.  Either way the legality of using a
internet connection that does not belong to you and you know nothing
about is very grey area...  Those of us who are mostly law abiding would
just assume it was wrong to do.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Jeffory Atkinson
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 10:19 AM
To: ebk_lists () hotmail com; pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Interesting Ruling Regarding WiFi access

Nice find,
Really make you think. Using free wireless is illegal but not if there
is a message saying public then it is not. Maybe I am not seeing the
whole picture but I believe the burden of notification is on the
owner/access point. This is the case in most states. Using the articles
example of a radar detector, if you travel in to the state of Virginia
you will clearly see the burden of notification in black and white on
sign stating they are illegal. 

I am curious to here other thoughts.

JMA

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of ebk_lists () hotmail com
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 12:43 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Interesting Ruling Regarding WiFi access

Given all of the discussion regarding wifi access and the legalities
surrounding it, I found this interesting:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,276720,00.html

While I find the ruling in this circumstance a bit extreme, I think that
it is good that we are now getting some case law to back up what has
been up to this point mere speculation on what *may* happen in a court.

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