Talk:Piggybacking (Internet access)

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Illegal Antennas?[edit]

Unless someone can show evidence that the statement "The sale of these antennas has been banned in the United States and many other countries." is true, I am going to remove it. 66.53.222.254 (talk) 08:37, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

I think I remember reading that somewhere. I don't remember where, but it sounds true. Hellno2 (talk) 15:57, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
The statement "Making one homemade is possible with some skills. Still, doing so may be illegal" should also be removed. Cr6564 (talk) 02:01, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

New Hampshire[edit]

I don't understand the bill ratification process. Can someone fill me in?

The bill in question, which would legalize both wardriving and piggybacking on unsecured networks, is House Bill 495. It was passed by the New Hampshire House in March 2003, and was then reviewed by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee. If they approved it, it would take effect January 2004?

So did it take effect or not? The only thing I can find is "6/5/03, pending motion ITL, Judiciary, SJ 19, pg. 634", which is meaningless to me.

Here's a billion articles: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]Omegatron 05:25, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

I wrote to Lee Tien of the EFF, who is quoted in the Wired article, and he points out that the language of the bill is not in the current wording, so it must not have passed. (I think this would be the latest version.) He also points out that the current wording isn't really that bad, though. It is an "affirmative defense" if the user believed that they had been authorized, would have been authorized (if they'd asked?), or could not have known that their use was unauthorized. And of course, none of this has anything to do with this article, anyway, since the laws are predominantly about piggybacking. — Omegatron 23:50, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Reading through the references, it's clear that state law varies wildly, and I don't know how we can summarize it in a short section. I doubt we want to include copies of every law like we do for New Hampshire. I'm not sure how to address this.— Omegatron 16:08, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

But one thing is very clear: Whoever tried to make this article say that it is definitely prohibited is wrong, and the article was not neutral or accurate at that time. — Omegatron 16:15, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

The last external link pointing to here appears to be broken. it should be checked that it's not temporary site failure or smth alike - Stypex 12:47, 13 November 2007 (UTC)


Hackers offering fake wireless points[edit]

Not certain if this article is the most appropriate but there's growing concern that legitimate Wifi hotspots and piggybackers might be at risk for hackers...

http://globaltechforum.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=rich_story&doc_id=10329&title=Ensnared+on+the+wireless+Web&categoryid=2&channelid=3

--24.23.88.171 (talk) 22:50, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

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