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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Surf Someone Else's Wi-Fi? You Could Go To Jail

So you like to drive around neighborhoods looking for Wi-Fi services to surf on while you're at conferences? (Um, I'm thinking of at least one pastor I know and I'm willing to sell his name.) You'll want to check out the below article. Here's a clipping...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Police have arrested a man for using someone else's wireless Internet network in one of the first criminal cases involving this fairly common practice.

Benjamin Smith III, 41, faces a pretrial hearing this month following his April arrest on charges of unauthorized access to a computer network, a third-degree felony.

Police say Smith admitted using the Wi-Fi signal from the home of Richard Dinon, who had noticed Smith sitting in an SUV outside Dinon's house using a laptop computer.
To view the complete story, you can follow the below link.
Florida man charged with stealing Wi-Fi
Practice is fairly common, but arrests are unusual

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