A column in our sister publication, ZDNet UK, has a plan for cutting down on unsecured Wi-Fi access points. These are trouble because they can enable others' illegal activity, it says ?? a neighbor downloading music or software from Kazaa, for example.
The way to stop this is put Wi-Fi scanners in police cars, let them sniff out unencrypted networks, and issue fix-it tickets when they find them. If people don't secure their networks, maybe the next calls they get will be from the Recording Industry Association of America, the article says.
This might be that droll English sense of … Read more