Yesterday, a member of our forum was visited by police after they received reports from an Internet Service Provider that our member was allegedly posting suicidal posts online on forums. At first, this poster contacted me worried that OCnet had been compromised. Thankfully, it was not. What ended up being the case was that this poster did not secure his/her wireless router, meaning that anyone in the neighborhood could
steal borrow the service. When a neighbor who was suffering posted some desperate emails (thankfully, this person is not actually suicidal), his computer was connected to our member's router, and so when that forum wisely turned over the IP address to the police, they visited our member to check up on him/her.
I just wanted to issue a public service announcement to notify you to make sure you have secured your wireless connection if you have not already. Please do not put this off if you are one of those who have not done it yet. You never know what your neighbors might be using your connection for.