If You Don’t Want To Share, Lock The Access Point!
You know, I’m getting sick and tired of seeing the whole debate about whether or not people who are accessing an open WiFi access point are “stealing.” Give me a break. If you don’t want people using your WiFi, configure at least some security.
Ars Technica has a piece covering the ethics of using someone else’s WiFi. They come to the same conclusion that I do. If the WiFi is open, either they are intentionally leaving it open, don’t know, or likely wouldn’t care. Since it’s hard for you to tell the difference, why not use it as long as you’re nice about it?
I also talked about this on Gadgets Weblog as well, though it was before this Ars Technica article came out.