ToxieDogg wrote:It really doesn't bother me that some idiot celebs who couldn't be bothered to secure their phones properly got 'hacked'...
That really doesn't bother you at all?
The fact that it was Charlotte Church, no. Her age at the time it was being done, yes. That's an exceptional minority of cases with the celebs though.
I'm not defending the journos listening to their messages at all...yes, it's still immoral, yes they should still be prosecuted if proven they went to great lengths and difficulty to do it BUT I'm just saying that I don't really care, no real harm has been done asides from a bit of embarrassment for the celebs...and people who are old enough to know better (the vast majority of them) really should be putting their own passwords and things on stuff as it's all been drummed into everyone enough times.
In a similar way, it completely amazes me how, in the street where I live, there's 3 or 4 unsecured wireless internet connections that I could easily connect to and do what I wanted with. I don't of course, because I've got my own connection but I've passworded it, limited the visibility of my SSID, turned 'access control' on in my router settings so that only devices with specific mac addresses can even connect to the router, etc....basically, everything I can do to secure my network against anybody leeching my internet. Only took me a few minutes and a bit of common sense to do it as well. If you left your front door wide open and somebody walked into your house and took your possessions, would that be wrong? Yes. Could they actually be charged with burglary? No, because there was no forced entry and nothing to stop them from doing it.
EDIT: Yeah Megamixer, I do see what you're saying as well.