Internet Question

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by kelodingirl, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. kelodingirl macrumors newbie

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    I was just wondering, is it illegal to go on the internet( wirelesS), if it dosen'tt have a password? I know you are not supposed to use the ones with ps's and all. I was just wondering if it was ok to use ones WITHOUT pass's and that are automatically on . like you open it and its on.XD
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Not if you have permission from the provider. :)
     
  3. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    If you're asking about jumping on other people's Internet connections, this may be of interest.
     
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Technically, yes it is illegal everywhere. Non-technically, lots of people leave them open and don't care if people use their service--so I doubt those poeple would ever press charges against you. So the question is, do you know if they left it open on purpose or if they're even aware of it.
    Best advice is to not do it, unless you know who's network it is and they give you permission.
     
  5. Counter macrumors 6502

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  6. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Ummm.... google stealing wifi and you'll see a range of fines and people facing jail time for doing it. These were people piggy-backing onto companies mostly and not in neighborhoods, but you never know...
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    That attitude can get you into a world of trouble. Many people leave their wireless connections open on purpose. If you use those, then use discretion. Don't download things that will get you thrown into the slammer. Even if you don't go to one of our lovely crossbar resorts, you may have to get really friendly with an attorney. You certainly don't want to cause grief for the person who left the connection open for you.
     

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