Unsecured WiFi connection allows man to download child porn!



I am absolutely disgusted, people that buy WiFi equipment should be required to prove that they know how to secure these type of network connections. But it could be much worse imagine you are a upstanding member of the community and the police come to your door and arrest you for downloading kiddie porn. Well the haul you to jail and then confiscate all of your computers after hiring a lawyer and and going thru the legal battle it is determined that someone had hijacked your WiFi connection. Ruined reputation, ruined marriage just because a sick individual who needs sterilization or worse was using your unsecured WiFi connection.

What the man did was criminal but the issue remains that he was able to do this cruising neghiborhoods where your kids play and sit in his car outside a family residence using someones bandwidth to do something illegal.

Absolutely disgusting and I hope this a wake up call for individuals who just plug there WiFi devices in and don’t take the time to read the manual. [The Register]

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4 thoughts on “Unsecured WiFi connection allows man to download child porn!

  1. I think the porn community has helped the technology industry find new and innovative uses for its products. WiFi will develop faster because pornography will have made it better.

  2. What if I want to share with strangers? What if I know enough to protect my own material (say I use a VPN) and I don’t mind if random strangers use my spare bandwidth? What’s wrong with that?

  3. Sharing is fine, but you could add a WEP key and only allow MAC addresses of those you want to share with, then at least you’re somewhat secure. It’s all in the manual or a quick call to the router manufacture.

    You are also right that it’s not the fault of the WiFi owner that this guy is sick.

  4. What if you want to share your WiFi connection? Plent of people do, and (if they are legally allowed by their service contract) why should they not do it? I mean, look at NYC, where this could have easily happened in Bryant Park where free WiFi is offered as a service. You’re saying it should be THEIR fault?

    Plain and simple this is the fault of the SICKO in the car. Don’t pin it on the WiFi owner. That’s backwards.

    I can’t understand why everyone talking about this case is focused on the wardriving part of it. The guy did so many other awful and terrible things and all anyone can talk about is that he was using someone else’s WiFi?!?

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