[MLB-WIRELESS] Problems at work

Steven Haigh netwiz at crc.id.au
Sat Aug 13 20:28:25 EST 2005

I would be telling work to mind their own business of what I do in my  
free time. Your time is your own, not company time.

It is not illegal to war drive. It is not illegal to receive  
unencrypted data. Period.

What is illegal, is if you war drive with the intent to break into  
systems, or if you actually break WEP encryption to access the  
network. It all comes down to intent. If you only want to survey the  
area and don't look at networks you come across, then that's fine. If  
you want to try to gain access to areas you shouldn't - even if it's  
a home network - then you are walking the very fine line of the law.

On 13/08/2005, at 7:59 PM, kevin wrote:

> Don't know if this is the right place to ask but at work I have  
> recently
> been instructed to not wardrive at all and to cease all connections  
> with
> anyone who does wardrive
> Now my problem is this I do not, have not and have never encoraged  
> people to
> connect to wireless networks they don't have permission to connect to.
> Apparently the reason this has gone around is that a customer has  
> come in
> and said that this is an illegal act (fairly certain that reception  
> of radio
> signals is not illegal if you do not benefit from the data) and  
> that it is
> morally wrong
> Atm I am seeking legal advice but I am just wondering if anyone  
> else has had
> this issue or if there are any suggestions for it?
> Kevin c.a.

Steven Haigh

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