I think now definitely a question may arise in you mind that what will happen with unsecured wifi and what are the lime lighted case studies on unsecured wifi. Now I will discuss you all these things.
Here are few case studies in a nutshell:-
1) In UK a copy righted film was downloaded by hacking an unsecured wifi connection of a hotel/restaurant and then the film distributor company filed a suit on the basis of IP address and UK Police traced that hotel and the hotel/restaurant owner was imposed a huge amount of fine by the honourable UK Court.
2) In USA a person was found outside of a building for unsecured wifi connection and he was arrested by USA Police.
3) In India in Ahmadabad blast case the miscreants used unsecured wifi connections of different institutes and hospitals four times for sending mail. The institutes had to face the consequences.
There are so many cases to discuss but I will not discuss all those cases here as those cases here but now I think at the same time you should know what Govt. of different countries are thinking about this. So lets start with India.
In India if anyone's unsecured wifi is used to commit crime initially burden of proof will lie on him and he will be legally liable for commiting crime or a criminal conspiracy of that crime.
TRAI had asked the government to direct all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to instruct their customers to have ‘proper authentication measures’ so that this facility is not misused. “All ISPs may be instructed to ensure that their subscribers using wireless devices must use effective authentication mechanisms and permit access to internet to only authorised persons using wireless devices,” the regulator said in its earlier communication to the DoT. (Source:- The Economic Times)
Additional Commissioner of Mumbai Police K Venktesan told Business Standard: “If the Wi-Fi connection in a particular place is not password protected or secured then the policemen accompanying the squad will have the authority to issue a notice to the owner of the connection directing him to secure it.”The police could issue a notice under section 149 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to anyone found not securing their Wi-Fi connection and user may face criminal investigations. (Source:- www.zdnet.com)
In UK I think you have understood from the case studies.
In German Internet users in Germany, whose wireless networks are left password unprotected, can be fined up to 100 euros, according to a recent ruling by Germany’s top criminal court. (zdnet.com)
In Australia The Queensland Police plans to conduct a ‘wardriving’ mission around select Queensland towns in an effort to educate its citizens to secure their wireless networks. When unsecured networks are found, the Queensland Police will pay a friendly visit to the household or small business, informing them of the risks they are exposing themselves to. (zdnet.com)
Now I think some of you thinking to cause casualty to others unsecured wifi but my friends don't think for that as the hackers are keeping the wifi connection unsecured for trapping the persons who uses unsecured wifi.
Now its upto you what you will do.