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Re: Re: Re: Legality of WEP Cracking
From: cwright () bdosyd com au
Date: 29 May 2007 09:13:12 -0000

From SANS Newsbytes and others - not a big penalty, but a penalty and a criminal offence stops you doing many things.

--Fine and Community Service for Wireless Piggybacking

Sam Peterson will perform 40 hours of community service and pay a US
$400 fine for using a wireless network without permission.  Peterson
parked outside a Wi-Fi caf in Sparta, Michigan and checked his email on
a daily basis.  If he had gone inside for a cup of coffee and used the
Internet while there, there would have been no grounds for prosecution.
The cafe's owner was unaware that Peterson's activity was illegal.
Peterson was caught because the local police chief became suspicious of
him sitting in his car using his computer outside the cafe.


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