Florida Man Charged with Felony for Accessing Third-party WiFi
Categories: WiFi Access
Benjamin Smith III was arrested and charged with unauthorized access to a computer network, a third-degree felony in the state of Florida. It’s not clear, however, whether Smith was attempting to access a computer on the network or just browsing the web and checking e-mail.
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- ‘Stealing’ Your Neighbor’s Net (August 10, 2005)