First U.S. “wardriving” conviction

SecurityFocus News: Wardriving guilty plea in Lowe’s wi-fi case

I’m curious to know what people think of this. The official violation is “unauthorized access to a protected computer”, but can an open wireless network (in other words not sufficiently protected) be considered a “protected” system?

He hasn’t been sentenced yet, but he could get anything from probation to 12 months jail time. What (if anything) do you think is a fair punishment?

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One Response to First U.S. “wardriving” conviction

  1. Dan says:

    any punishment in this case is too much. I have warsat before with kismac, I couldnt imagine going to jail for that.

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