free wifi locations and piracy

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Gh0sti, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Gh0sti
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    hi i was at my local cafe and i was wondering how do these places detect you for downloading illegal files and if they do how do they stop u or can they get you in trouble for doing such things on their wifi ?
     
  2. yuyuyup

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    they can prob monitor your traffic and just cut you off if you're leeching too damn much
     
  3. Gh0sti
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    interesting but they wouldnt be able to send me like a letter for me to go to court or something like that too many ppl on the server right?
     
  4. Omega_2

    Omega_2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    it usually goes to the 'owner' of the wifi AP. They can then start looking at their logs to see WHAT connected, and what data was input/sent/received. They can then block your device's MAC address from their network. OR, they can grab whatever information you put in to nab you/spam you with letters [​IMG]
     
  5. Joe88

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    just spoof the mac address, takes a few secs