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  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. 21 voter(s)
  1. WiiMiiSwitch

    OP WiiMiiSwitch GBAtemp Regular Member

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    We have all done it once, just click once
     
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  2. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen GBAtemp's Backup Reminder + Fearless Testing Sina Member

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    Seriously? Is this some kind of EOF-joke that you put into the General Off-Topic section?

    I imagine a picture of some cartoon burglar sneaking into houses to desolder the WiFi chips in all devices with the goal of… no idea what goal this burglar could have.
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    If this is a question about unauthorized access to WiFi networks, the answer is: No. Counter questions: Why would I want to do this? I hardly use WiFi anyway, so why even consider using a network without the owner's consent?
     
  3. alexander1970

    alexander1970 Try to Live in here and now. Member

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    Another senseless,useless and unnecessary Poll from our "Polly".:P
     
  4. JustJay

    JustJay GBAtemp Regular Member

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    I did in 2008, neighbor didn't even have a password on theirs. I would not do it now if I could.
     
  5. OldBoi

    OldBoi Advanced Member Newcomer

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    Another one I'm innocent at. Looke at my face. I'm innocent I tell you. Oh wait... I have a Decepticon avatar. never mind. :blush:
     
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  6. MohammedQ8

    MohammedQ8 GBAtemp Advanced Fan Member

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  7. OldBoi

    OldBoi Advanced Member Newcomer

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    No. But I sorta stole a husband on the side. He was wonderful in... never mind. [goes away silently] :blush:
     
  8. XAIXER

    XAIXER Kaiser Supremissimus Member

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    Not stole per se, but I once got into a neighbour's wifi by guessing their password. Don't make your password you kid's name. :P
     
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  9. Scott_pilgrim

    Scott_pilgrim Nyan-binary Member

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    Once, since I wanted to do it for the lolz
     
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  10. BigOnYa

    BigOnYa GBAtemp Advanced Fan Member

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    You mean like this? Steal their WIFI literally...L:rofl2:L
    1908-05-Burglars-or-Bunglers.jpg
     
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  11. Sophie-bear

    Sophie-bear The Coolest Bear Around Member

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    Only unprotected. Never broke someone's WEP or WPA keys. My philosophy is that if they're putting an open signal out then whoever can catch that signal should be free to connect to it.
     
  12. JustJay

    JustJay GBAtemp Regular Member

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    No not like that you have to torrent it from Piratebay and sites like that, duh.
     
  13. gnmmarechal

    gnmmarechal GBAtemp Guru Member

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    Waaay back in the day, yeah, I did. I didn't have any sort of data plan or internet in most places back then. These days I rarely even use my own WiFi at all.
     
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  14. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend Member

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    There was a delay in moving in to my second college apartment and getting my internet setup, so I stole a neighbor's Wi-Fi that was still using a WEP connection. I only used it for email and school work, never videos or BitTorrent, and I stopped after a week or so when my internet was setup. I told myself I'd tell my townie neighbor about it on my way out so he could fix it, but I never had the nerve.
     
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  15. Foxi4

    Foxi4 Cynical Absurdist Global Moderator

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    Back in ye olden days when WEP was the standard form of encryption and youngsters were still walking around with PSP's I used to use wardrive with Aircrack to get some cheeky free WiFi. Never really considered it "theft" since where I used to live "data caps" weren't a thing - anyone who had an Internet connection at all was on an all-you-can-eat plan. Never "used" the actual connection much, just to browse the Web while I was waiting for a bus or for my next class. Once 2.5G came along I just started using a personal hotspot, it was far more convenient, but I distinctly recall walking down the road and scanning for vulnerable access points. Ahh, the good old days... Nowadays it's hard *not* to be in range of a public hotspot.
     
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  16. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Addict Member

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    Plot twist: This topic is a trap.
     
  17. JustJay

    JustJay GBAtemp Regular Member

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    OP is the gubberment.
     
  18. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento Member

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    Never used wifi without the owner's consent,

    And even that I consider it something not polite and very selfist, I do not consider this a steal. I mean... If you do it on your house you are getting something that is already inside your house. If you are on the street... well... the street is a public place...
     
  19. WiiMiiSwitch

    OP WiiMiiSwitch GBAtemp Regular Member

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    No its not, wink wink, so was my piracy poll ha ha
     
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