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Old 01-03-2013, 11:49 PM   #11
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Not if u return it.

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:50 PM   #12
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If your neighbor has a apple tree in his yard, and the branches extend over the property line to your yard, would you eat the apples on your side of the tree?

 
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:54 PM   #13
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If your neighbor has a apple tree in his yard, and the branches extend over the property line to your yard, would you eat the apples on your side of the tree?
I'd ask my neighbor first.

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:55 PM   #14
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No, they're not my apples.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #15
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I leave mine unlocked.. easier with all the things I have on it. I have a secondary firewall to protect from intrusion into my system.

I would just say that it would be "rude" to eat up the bandwidth by downloading porn or file sharing..
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:02 AM   #16
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If your neighbor has a apple tree in his yard, and the branches extend over the property line to your yard, would you eat the apples on your side of the tree?
This is a fair analogy in my opinion. Our wireless networks send signals that can't be contained for the most part. If you don't secure it, you're pretty much giving permission for it to be used.

I rarely do it, but have and always will if necessary.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:05 AM   #17
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If your neighbor has a apple tree in his yard, and the branches extend over the property line to your yard, would you eat the apples on your side of the tree?
It's my apples only if that lazy bum doesn't rake the leaves in the fall.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #18
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While I agree that broadcasting an open network is an invitation to use it, I probably wouldn't. Mostly because if the network is open you don't know who else is tapped into that network sniffing around.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #19
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I don't even broadcast my SSID.

Per the OP's question, I don't think it's an ethical violation unless you intend on using it forever. Otherwise, no problem. Also, don't think about looking for network shares (shared folders and printers). That would definitely be wrong. I also think you might help the neighbor fix the hole. They probably have no idea.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #20
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If you don't secure it, you're pretty much giving permission for it to be used.
I don't believe that's true in most places from a legal standpoint, let alone using something that is not yours without explicit permission of the owner.
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