TOPIC: Man Fined and Sentenced to Court Supervision for Wireless Piggybacking
David M. Kauchak has been fined US$250 and sentenced to one year of court supervision for accessing another person's wireless network without permission. Kauchak was arrested after he was seen sitting in his parked car with his computer.
Sources: TechWeb, RRStar.com, SANS.org
I know of some people who "piggyback" on others' wireless networks without any fear of being punished. Perhaps the ruling in this case will help them change their minds concerning engaging in such activity. I wonder how this will also affect friends who allow a piggyback connection once they are angry with each other, or no longer friends. ???