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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Hmmm a lot of IT experts on here...
    I have a pre teen girl who spends a lot of time online. So yes in fact I am these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Hmmm a lot of IT experts on here...
    Nothing that anyone has said needs an IT expert to know.. Someone who is obviously not savvy with technology has asked for information and knowledge. It's how the human race learns.. There is no need for that sort of thing here.. What did you believe the outcome of making that comment would be??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitsHead View Post
    Nothing that anyone has said needs an IT expert to know.. Someone who is obviously not savvy with technology has asked for information and knowledge. It's how the human race learns.. There is no need for that sort of thing here.. What did you believe the outcome of making that comment would be??
    I wasn't having a go at the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I have a pre teen girl who spends a lot of time online. So yes in fact I am these days.
    So you would be aware then of the risk of hackers using unsecured wifi networks to spread malware on personal computer devices. Or the risk of a host using an unsecured wifi connection to direct users to Trojan sites.
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    Are you with Telstra? Because I'm pretty sure they have free wifi hotspots around the place for their customers? Could be something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    If you've left it unattended then it's free for all



    You'll actually find many insurance companies won't actually pay out if you fail to protect your goods. Hence why in Qld as well theirs actual laws advising to keep car doors locked or face fines
    It's still stealing. It's taking a good/service that someone else has paid for and using it without their consent. Just because you can do it and get away with it doesn't make it right.

    People don't deserve to be victimised just because they're technologically inept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    If you've left it unattended then it's free for all



    You'll actually find many insurance companies won't actually pay out if you fail to protect your goods. Hence why in Qld as well theirs actual laws advising to keep car doors locked or face fines
    Insurance may not pay you out but fairly certain police would still consider it a crime and investigate and arrest the culprits...

    Eta: Also good to know that if you ever hop up to order another drink/grab a napkin/chase an escaped toddler from your table that I can walk by and take your food! Are you for real? Aren't you the same person who had a problem with childless people attending mum and bub movie times?
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    Op it's either one of two situations. You are actually able to pick up a guest/free wifi hotspot from a cafe or your service provider or it's a neighbor with no password. If it's the latter it may not be illegal but definitely poor form and I would consider it stealing, you could be making their bill rise or their connection slow down. Open up his settings, click on wifi and check what connection he's on.

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    OP I actually think it is illegal to use someone else's wifi. Basically when you sign up to wifi you sign a bunch of terms and conditions which contain restrictions. Accessing wifi without permission will in against those conditions and therefore potentially illegal.

    I also think if it's an "unsecured network" there would potentially be problems with malaware. We scoffed at @VicPark earlier but I was thinking more of the neighbour situation than a wireless hotspot.

    Yeah I'd be taking your sons phone off him and getting the settings to ignore that network.

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    its an unsecured wi-fi network and technically illegal to connect to from memory,
    We had an open conection across the road when I lived in a flat, I had told dad about it (I never used it) and we tracked down the owner and helped them secure their network


 

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