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Austin police wardriving

2011-09-26 21:01:01.258412+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Austin Police Department postpones "Operation Wardrive":

The operation was scheduled to take place on Thursday as an effort to educate the public about securing their wireless Internet connections. DART unit members were to make contact with residents who have open wireless connections and teach them the importance of securing them.

Uh, and the importance of securing them is... what? A lack of plausible deniability if someone uses your Internet connection for nefarious purposes? Great, they're trying to frame the citizens they're supposed to be serving, apparently.

Via Techdirt via Violet Blue.

And that spare Linksys with DD-WRT I've got sitting on my shelf... yeah, time to turn that into some sort of law enforcement honeypot.

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