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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    That is the craziest thing I've read in years.
    It's actually not crazy. And also, it's totally possible if you're a person with hacker smarts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    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.
    Not sure hackers need to use unsecured wifi.

    That's why they're called hackers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmmm View Post
    It's actually not crazy. And also, it's totally possible if you're a person with hacker smarts.
    Read my subsequent post

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Not sure hackers need to use unsecured wifi.

    That's why they're called hackers!
    If someone uses an unsecured connection to access someone else's personal device without authorisation then they are a hacker.
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    My brother...who is very IT literate...has unsecured wifi at home. His plan is unlimited and when asked him for his password he "said haven't got one, I don't care who uses it"...
    Maybe it is something like that. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If someone uses an unsecured connection to access someone else's personal device without authorisation then they are a hacker.
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    No, they're just a thief.

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    I have no clue but asked our IT guy who was updating all our office stuff today and he said it's technically legal as far as our law is concerned but it will go against the contract of the provider ( I think Sonja mentioned this) but he really stressed never to connect to a strange wifi as security is the main problem as once you connect you are giving them access to all your details and data, that's how a lot of identity theft happens and it's easy for them to track who is connected to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    No, they're just a thief.
    Ah, so google is wrong, Big Red is right. Rightio, pardon me, carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Ah, so google is wrong, Big Red is right. Rightio, pardon me, carry on.
    Umm, do you always believe Google? but just to clarify, when it says data, it doesn't mean the data you use for downloads as in the wifi but rather data as in information. Hackers try and break into computer systems to get data. They are programmers, not people who unlawfully use other people's wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    My brother...who is very IT literate...has unsecured wifi at home. His plan is unlimited and when asked him for his password he "said haven't got one, I don't care who uses it"...
    Maybe it is something like that. ..
    Your brother might want to be careful. I've heard stories of people's doors getting busted down as child porn was accessed from their connection - turned out to be neighbors accessing their connection without approval.

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