How to steal Wi-Fi.
How to steal Wi-Fi.
Inside the Internet.
Nov. 18 2004 5:16 PM

How To Steal Wi-Fi

And how to keep the neighbors from stealing yours.

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Clarification, Nov. 22, 2004: There are some laws that could be used to charge you with unauthorized computer use, but my legal sources say that because there are so many networks left open to the public on purpose, it would be tough for an individual to make the legal case that their intent was to keep everyone off their network if it's not password-protected. If you stick to surfing the Web and not other people's PCs, you'll probably be safe from prosecution.

Paul Boutin is a writer living in San Francisco.