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Old 08-03-08, 02:48 AM   #8
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Default Re: Is getting free Wi-Fi from the neighborhood illegal?

Originally Posted by Digital_Trans View Post
What are the security risks of doing it and what would you do in order to not get caught if any?
well the access point could be setup to log and intercept your traffic. A malicious operator could have set that AP up to sniff all your traffic to capture user names and password or do a reverse attack against your machine and then launch attacks that could lead to key logging or other malicious activities. The only way to really protect yourself is not to do it. Not that i have done any of this.
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