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U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi' - Cnet

Posted by DarC 
U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi' - Cnet
February 28, 2010 01:18AM
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The U.K. government will not exempt universities, libraries, and small businesses providing open Wi-Fi services from its Digital Economy Bill copyright crackdown, according to official advice released earlier this week.

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Re: U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi' - Cnet
March 03, 2010 04:01PM
I doubt that would ever fly here, thank God...
Re: U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi' - Cnet
March 03, 2010 08:01PM
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give it time Shan, all it takes is money in this country.




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Re: U.K. bill would 'outlaw open Wi-Fi' - Cnet
March 10, 2010 09:01PM
Right, open means without a password and not encrypted.

Not a big deal in my book. Wish they would pass a law here in the US that says you must use 256bit + encryption and a strong (16char plus with special chars) default password.

Even better would be if manufacturers would be required by law to include a strong random password by default with WPA2 encryption enabled without the ability to turn it off unless replaced by something more or equally secure.

This would fix a lot of problems!

But I doubt it will happen. I remember when manufacturers did ship with a strong default password for routers with WEP enabled and users complained. Of course these users are the dumb @#$%& who should not even be allowed to touch a router.
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