Germany pushes for an end to massive fines for hijacked Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi network owners in Germany look set to get an easier legal ride when their WLANs are used by criminals.Owners of wireless networks in Germany are currently in a dangerous situation if they don’t protect password-protect their WLANs, or find their security has been cracked. If a drive-by hacker uses an open or weakly protected Wi-Fi to commit a crime, such as downloading child pornography or pirated content, it’s not only the hacker who can face legal action but the entirely innocent WLAN owner too.To continue reading this ZDNet report, go to:

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