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FAQ: Legalities concerning wardriving/netstumbling/nethugging

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:39 pm
by blackwave
Question: Is wardriving/netstumbling/nethugging illegal?
Answer By the definition: "WarDriving v. The benign act of locating and logging wireless access points while in motion. -blackwave" No, not in the United States.

Question: Is connecting to an unauthorized network without previous consent unlawful?
Answer: Yes, according to ยง 1030. Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:44 pm
by blackwave

Computer Hacking and Unauthorized Access laws by State

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:28 am
by beakmyn
From MakeZine
Handy to review, since a lot of folks are talking about weezin the Wi-Fi being a crime now..."Unauthorized access" entails approaching, trespassing within, communicating with, storing data in, retrieving data from, or otherwise intercepting and changing computer resources without consent. These laws relate to either or both, or any other actions that interfere with computers, systems, programs or networks. Link.