Join the Open Wireless Movement. Increase Privacy & Security. Free Wifi.

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  1. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Openwireless.org. Everyone needs to get in on this. Basically the benefits are increased privacy and security, an open intermeshed wireless network that can be used in an emergency, and it's the right thing to do. :cool:
     
  2. dotsun

    dotsun Shark Stomper

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    Great in theory, but I'm not letting anyone with a wireless device use my internet connection.
     

  3. IQof1

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    ya, wouldnt it be cool to have the Feds kicking in your door looking for you and accusing you of dloading pedo porn...afterall, it IS your IP that is logged into the site.....
     
  4. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    You pay for it.

    I use it ?

    ...or vice versa ?

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  5. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    :agree:
     
  6. droidfire

    droidfire

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    Sure, I can see it. Everyone who joins supplying an internet connection provides a layer of security for those who don't.

    Buffer, anyone?
     
  7. DreamWeaver88

    DreamWeaver88 ...............

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    If I opened up my network, every neighbor within signal range would probably cancel their internet.
     
  8. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    And what will you say when someone downloads child porn or sends a threatening email to the president through your open wifi port?

    I used to believe in leaving my wifi port open until I realized just how much legal liability I was leaving myself open to by doing so.

    Actually my two above scenarios are pretty far fetched, what is much more likely is someone sharing copyrighted media through my wifi and me getting slammed with RAII law suits.
     
  9. sixgun2

    sixgun2 packin heat

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    ^^^ THIS^^^. An there's more who has been dragged through the mud an broken glass in front of their neighbors being tacticaly removed from their home an pics of their face all over newspapers, only to find when IT forensics finishes with computer they find no link to kiddy diddler sites. When all was said an done they found an concluded that the innocent homeowner, now labeled had a unsecure wi-fi, which enabled somone to sit in close proximity to his residence.
    No Thanks.
    There's a case that I remember happening east of Toronto in Durham Region about two years ago that happened to go down this way.
    :wavey:
     
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  10. Slug71

    Slug71

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    Yeh no. If I did that, all my neighbours would be leaching and i'll be paying....
     
  11. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    Obamanet! If you on welfare, social security, or food stamps... you can just hook up your government laptop to any wireless spot! (of course, the caveat, all of us would have to pay $10 extra a month to make sure there was enough free WIFI to go around for these leeches)

    IGF
     
  12. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    Join today and get a RIAA lawsuit for free!
     
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    They will too! Spending tax dollars to go on more witch hunts. Child porn is terrible, but there simply is t any money to hunt it down. But republicans are on a morality cruesade. Same thing with drugs, just gives a reason to write paychecks for otherwise useless employees.

    They will come kick in your doors, shoot your dog, kids, maybe you too, confiscate all your electronics, put you through hell if they suspect something illegal was downloaded. They can't convict you for it unless they actually find it on your computer and can prove exactly who downloaded it. However, I won't stop them from spending thousands of dollars in the mean time.you might have to spend a lot to protect you from some stupid govtemployees mistake.
     
  14. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Which is exactly why everyone needs to do this. Currently the govt associates an IP with an individual. YOU ARE NOT YOUR IP. If you run a WEP/WPA "secured" (because it can be cracked in only a few minutes) network the govt/MPAA can claim that you are the IP. A "secured" network is a completely false sense of security but it gives them ammunition.

    If you're running an open network you become an ISP, and are no longer legally liable for the traffic that goes through your network under section 512(a) safe harbor provisions of the DMCA.

    For the "freeloader" argument.... So what? You don't use ALL your bandwidth ALL the time anyway. So it doesn't detract from your use at all. You simply set your router to give the open network traffic low priority. It gets sent after your stuff goes through and doesn't impact your usage at all.

    It's obvious that no one who objects to this even bothered to read the FAQ on the site. (Oh, silly me, this is GT. :upeyes:) All your objections have been addressed.
     
  15. Naptown34

    Naptown34 NRA Life Member

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    WPA2 takes more than a few minutes to crack...
     
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    You can't really address the objection to strangers hanging around my house. Forget it.
     
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    Yeah, no. If they want to have internet, they can either pay for their own or go to McDonalds.
     
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    Since it's thru my cable company, would it also be a felony like sharing my cable TV connection?
     
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    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    The relevant quote is:

    I use a 64 character random hexadecimal password from:

    www.grc.com

    Obviously I can't tell it to someone but if they have a WiFi Protected Access cabable machine it's no big deal. Otherwise I give them a copy of the password on a thumb drive. I don't give many people access to my wifi.

    You're welcome to come try and crack it if you want.
     
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