How much risk is there in having an open WiFi network?
dvarian 2 years ago
One of my friends has an open WiFi network at home that he views as basically a philosophical issue. In his opinion, the internet should be available to everyone, and he sees it as doing his part. I raised the issue of someone doing something illegal and it being traced back to his IP, but he doesn't seem too worried about it. He points out that while things like that can happen, there is no way he could be shown to have engaged in it anything, because since the network was unsecured it could have been anyone, and there would be nothing incriminating on his PC. I hear what he is saying, but I still don't think it is a good idea. Am I being paranoid, or is he being blasé?
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