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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    Public hotspots

    I have always been wary of public WiFi hotspots and the cowboys who think that it is smart to piggyback on an unsecured connection.

    I came across this quote:

    Experts said that if a person is comfortable with shouting the information that he or she is working with on their computer from a tall building for everyone to hear, then there should not be an issue. Otherwise, he or she might be taking chances.
    In the case of private unsecured hotspots there is also the question of whether you will still own your computer when you have finished using it.

    Story is here:

    http://www.10tv.com/live/content/con..._dangers.html?

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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    So, I guess it's perfectly legal to do packet captures at the coffeehouse, eh?
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    So, I guess it's perfectly legal to do packet captures at the coffeehouse, eh?
    In a lot of places it probably is; after all it is a broadcast in a public place isn't it?

    I think that the illegality comes with what you do with the information
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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