Security Risks of Running an Open WiFi Network
As I’ve written before, I run an open WiFi network. It’s stories like these that may make me rethink that.
The three stories all fall along the same theme: a Buffalo man, Sarasota man, and Syracuse man all found themselves being raided by the FBI or police after their wireless networks were allegedly used to download child pornography. “You’re a creep… just admit it,” one FBI agent was quoted saying to the accused party. In all three cases, the accused ended up getting off the hook after their files were examined and neighbors were found to be responsible for downloading child porn via unsecured WiFi networks.
EDITED TO ADD (4/29): The EFF is calling for an open wireless movement. I approve.
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