[CalFiber] Question from a supporter

Christopher Mitchell christopher at ilsr.org
Mon Nov 16 14:11:51 PST 2020


I tend toward Paul's view... don't know of a list of safe networks, sorry.


Christopher Mitchell
Director, Community Broadband Networks
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

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On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 3:47 PM Hayley Tsukayama <hayleyt at eff.org> wrote:

> A *warranted* doomsday view, though. Anyone know of any safe lists of
> networks? I assume not, but it never hurts to ask.
> On 11/16/20 1:44 PM, Paul Goodman wrote:
>
> My first thought was that as "observed" wireless networks, some of those
> networks may be private, and connecting to/using those networks could be a
> violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (EFF did some work on this
> back in 2011, based on this article
> <https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/03/whats-yours-is-mine-using-a-wireless-network-you-dont-own/72880/>).
> I'd be really leery of sharing that list unless I knew there was permission
> to use each of those networks.
>
> My second thought was that some of those wireless networks are likely
> honeypots or rogue access points, which is creepy in a whole different way.
>
> (As you can tell, I have rather a doomsday view of unsecured wireless
> networks).
>
> Paul
>
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 1:28 PM Hayley Tsukayama <hayleyt at eff.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> This question came in from a supporter of ours, and I thought if anyone
>> would know if this resources exists it would be this group:
>>
>> I help run a giant open database of observed wireless networks - local
>> governments and school systems have been contacting them for help finding
>> open WiFi for kids to go to school; is there anywhere should i send them??
>>
>> Any thoughts? Thanks!
>>
>> Hayley
>>
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