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[1ShidlerJLComTech009] Will Wi-Fi Make Your Private Network Public? Wardriving, Criminal and Civil Liability, and the Security Risks of Wireless Networks

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dc.contributor.author Ramasastry, Anita
dc.contributor.author Winn, Jane K.
dc.contributor.author Winn, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T17:00:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T17:00:18Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08-02
dc.identifier.citation 1 Shidler J. L. Com. & Tech. 9 (Aug.2, 2005) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-0695
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/361
dc.description.abstract Anita Ramasastry is an Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology, University of Washington School of Law. Jane K. Winn is a Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology, University of Washington School of Law. Peter Winn is Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice; Part Time Instructor, University of Washington School of Law. ABSTRACT Wireless networking is growing in popularity because it is often cheaper and more convenient than other computer networking systems. Wireless networks, however, are also very hard to secure. Locating insecure wireless networks and advertising their locations is an activity known as “wardriving.” Exploiting the vulnerability of a wireless network to hack into the computer system or to monitor the wireless transmissions can give rise to liability under federal felony and misdemeanor statutes, as well as federal civil liability and liability under state law private causes of action. When introducing wireless networking into business information systems, system administrators should use all possible care to secure the network, and IT policies and practices should be updated to make sure that wireless networking risks that cannot be eliminated through technology are managed prudently. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce and Technology, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Corporate & Commercial en_US
dc.title [1ShidlerJLComTech009] Will Wi-Fi Make Your Private Network Public? Wardriving, Criminal and Civil Liability, and the Security Risks of Wireless Networks en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2005 by Anita Ramasastry, Jane K. Winn and Peter Winn en_US


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