India: Terrorists Used American's Open Wi-Fi to Send their Emails

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mikeart03a

Heh, it was only a matter of time and now the consequences of open wi-fi are rearing it's ugly head. Don't get me wrong, public hotspots are great, I'm referring to the bumbling homeowner who just left his router on it's default settings because 'it works' and wondering why his connection is so slow. It's these jerks (terrorists) that know how to use technology against ignorant people because they couldn't be bothered to spend 15 minutes properly configuring their routers so that no one could highjack their connection to perform illegal activities. Also, a good part of spam these days is coming from these unprotected networks... I can easily detect about 20 of them in my appartment complex alone and that's within range, I'm sure there a ton more...

- mike_art03a
IT Technician
Gov't of Canada

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Synux

I can see a day when the government will consider you a co-conspirator because you disabled WPA on your router and it was then used in terror-related ways by a third-party.  Much like being responsible for your dog attacking someone when it isn't on a leash.  The "funny" part of this is that for the first time Big Brother WANTS you to secure your digital world.

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AndyYankee17

if someone car jacks you then hits a pedestrian 3 blocks away should you be charged with manslaughter?

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nsvander

The car jacking was only possible by use of force and is totally irrelevant to what was being said above.  These people are leaving their connection open, through there own ignorance or lack of knoweledge.  It would be a totally different story if they were stealing someones encrypted wifi password and then using that to do their dirty work. 

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