[opensource] Re: [opensource-announce] Wifi Hacking Reminder!! [1/7/2009]

Paul Betts paul at paulbetts.org
Thu Jan 7 12:30:08 EST 2010


It's definitely Unauthorized Access of a Computer Network.

--  
Paul Betts

SENT FROM MY COMMODORE 64: RESPONSES MAY BE IN ALL CAPS

On Jan 7, 2010, at 9:16, Jason Palmer <jalanpalmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> It looks like http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2913.04 would apply in Ohio.
> The question is, does hacking a router to use someone's internet
> constitute "operating the property of another"? In that case, the
> charge is at least a misdemeanor of the fourth degree, which means
> they could lock you up for 30 days if they want, or just fine you up
> to $250.
>
> Or would it be "gaining access to a computer network"? In that case,
> you've got at least a felony of the fifth degree, good for six months
> to a year in prison and a fine up to $2500.
>
>
> IANAL,
> Jason Palmer
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 9:00 AM, richard hornsby <me at rhornsby.org>  
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:47 AM, Paul Betts <paul at paulbetts.org>  
>> wrote:
>>>> Just a reminder that tomorrow is our talk on wifi security!  You  
>>>> can check
>>>> out the talk preview by visiting the link below.  Hope to see you  
>>>> all there!
>>>
>>> One note I'd like to point out, that hacking Wifi networks that you
>>> aren't authorized to access is *definitely* illegal (not "maybe"
>>> illegal) and is a felony - feel free to hack your own networks all  
>>> you
>>> want though!
>>
>> What are they going to charge you with?  This couldn't be a federal
>> crime, so it would have to be an Ohio or local statute, no?  Not
>> saying it *isn't* illegal or unethical - just curious about what kind
>> of charges one would face for breaking into someone's wifi for the
>> purposes of using their internet connection.  This is of course
>> assuming you're not breaking into their computer to steal cc#s or  
>> some
>> numbnuts thing like that.
>>
>> -rj
>>
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