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"You're a creep ... just admit it"

"You're a creep ... just admit it"

That's not something anyone wants to hear (even if they are creepy) when law enforcement is breaking down your door.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110424/ap_on_hi_te/us_wi_fi_warning

Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him,
shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts
and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure out the
reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal
agents.
That new wireless router. He'd gotten fed up trying
to set a password. Someone must have used his Internet connection, he
thought.
"We know who you are! You downloaded thousands of
images at 11:30 last night," the man's lawyer, Barry Covert, recounted
the agents saying. They referred to a screen name, "Doldrum."
"No, I didn't," he insisted. "Somebody else could have but I didn't do anything like that."

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NO...He isn't a creep.

His neighbour is.

From your link

Within three days, investigators determined the homeowner had been
telling the truth: If someone was downloading child pornography through
his wireless signal, it wasn't him.



Law enforcement can make mistakes, so can people that make judgements by what they read on the web.

I know you're keeping an eye on your neighbour,

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I hope he sues them for...

their unprofessional, slanderous, judgmental treatment. You are innocent until proven guilty in this country and it sounds like the Buffalo Police Department needs a reminder.

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Unfortunately, there are certain accusations that

you're guilty even if proven innocent. Child pornography use is one of them. It never matters how wrong the accusation is, it will hurt you for the rest of your life.

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The real problem is that by publicizing this arrest they let

the real guy get away. If he has any brains he's scrubbed his hard drive, after downloading all his loathesome material onto an outboard drive, and has hidden it off-premises. Even if they find him, they won't find any evidence and he'll be free as a bird. Meanwhile the original suspect is branded publicly and forever, particularly on the internet, for doing nothing wrong.

Rob

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I wouldn't worry too much about it

The type of people that are into the kiddie porn/erotica usally think themselves very smart, but they always make mistakes and the officers will be close behind.

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RE: the officers will be close behind.

That's right...making their own mistakes...like in your OP.

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little mistakes, big mistakes

one person stubs his toe, another falls over a rock and off a cliff. I'm not sure there's a good way to compare them. Keep trying though, it's entertaining.

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RE: it's entertaining.

No need to encourage me.

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Locally, the cops can look over traffic

and monitor what they don't like. Then they get a warrant etc. etc. Don't know how they focus in the first place- keywords, web addresses. They just nabbed someone the other day. Even better, from an anti-perp viewpoint, is the ex-teacher they caught trying to lure a middle-school student. She reported improper texts, they got permission to take over her phone, gave it to an officer trained to imitate a schoolgirl (male, I believe!), and got him to wait in a Wal-Mart parking lot with a specific brand of alcoholic beverage not especially easy to find. "Busted!"

Not something I have to worry about.

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RE:The type of people that are into the kiddie porn/erotica

The type of people that are into the kiddie porn/erotica usually think themselves very smart,

True....

One tactic they use is draw attention to other people and away from themselves.

They also hide behind the cloth

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Link: No mention of porn, just the acts.

Assailants themselves cross all lines- age, gender, religion, economics, anything.

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Reminds me of a fault with most wireless routers IMO

While you should have them password protected, why isn't there a simple switch on the router to turn the wireless on or off? My laptop has such a switch, but my router doesn't.

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motorola

cable modem came with an off switch for the entire modem, not just the wireless. I guess if you're on a computer it's not that difficult to access the modem and hit the off switch in the modem program. If not using the computer, hitting that off switch on top was easy enough.

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We're probably unusual in that

we so rarely use the wireless. Our laptop is for trips, and normally it's only turn on at home to update software programs. Occasionally one of us might have in the living room looking up something while we're watching tv together.

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Browser Access

You should be able to access the router through your browser on the hardwired computers where you can turn the wireless function on or off. I admit that it's not as convenient as a switch but the functionality should be there for you to use.

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that's the AP isolation setting

Only lets wireless connect to internet, not each other, nor to the wired. Safest setting if leaving router on all the time.

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I don't know if it's even an option on ours

I spent some time looking for it to transfer large numbers of large picture files when we came home from vacation trips, but never found a way to make the wireless and wired communicate. Of course, I could plug a cable up from the laptop to the router, and did that a few times.

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other names

Wireless Client Isolation
Client to Client Isolation

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Another way, and how I do it

Wired router + wireless AP. I can unplug the AP.

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A friend of mine is having the same problem

The Feds still have his equipment.

Diana

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