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Friday, 31 October 2008

Oh dear, if it ain't secure - it doesn't need to be "hacked" ...

... just accessed. As was the case here, with a youngster accessing his neighbours WiFi by mistake;

Lincolnshire police have arrested a 16-year-old suspected of hacking into next door's Wi-Fi after his neighbour complained the connection was running a bit slow.

Police arrived at the lad's house after nine o'clock on Sunday October 5, and arrested him under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The youngster was then questioned until quarter to twelve, at which point his father refused a police caution. Ten days later a letter was pushed through the boy's door cancelling his bail and stating that no additional action would be taken. There was no further explanation, leading the father to file a complaint for unlawful arrest and detention.

Read the full story at El Reg;

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