[LINK] Copyright holders unhappy with piracy plan (was Re: Comms Alliance's ....
kim at holburn.net
Wed Nov 30 09:28:56 AEDT 2011
On 2011/Nov/29, at 9:22 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 06:29, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
>> And the guff about putting a password on your wifi. Really! Sad!
> I´ve been long advocating securing wifi hotspots.
> As the "owner" (user) of the broadband account, you´re responsible for
> all the packets that originate on your assigned ip address.
> Doing so prevents you from the hassle of dealing with the consequences
> of a neighbor downloading child porn or a wardriver hacking Nasa.gov
> from your assigned IP.
You do know that "putting a password" on your wifi - setting it to WEP and giving it a password could potentially make it much worse for you. WEP security is easily breakable. I don't understand why wifi boxes ship with it available anymore. In a court case the argument could go: your wifi was secured with a password therefore you were the one downloading "whatever". It would be a much stronger argument against you.
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