Thursday, February 15, 2007

Unauthorised tapping into home WIFI - Teenager is facing a jail term

Imagine tapping into the other's home wireless network (WiFi) connection using your laptop to access Internet. You may end up in the jail.

A Singaporean teenager is the first person to be charged in Singapore under the new law - Computer Misuse Act - for tapping to gain unauthorise access) into other's home WiFi. The affected neighbour has made a police report on the incident against him.

If convicted, he can go to the jail up to 3 years and fined up to S$10,000. This is indeed very expensive as compare to applying and install your own Internet access.

For more reading, refer to TheStar (12th November 2006) and NST (12th November 2006)

Who's responsibility to secure the home WIFI systems? Owner or Service Provider?

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