does that mean that all data is going thru that instead of verizon?
i have found it to connect automatically if it is named the same as one that you have been on before... like wifi connections named "linksys" etc... once you connect to it , it connects to it automatically in the future (if enabled) even if its not the same signal.
because connecting to an unsecured network and using it's data (unless specified as a free wifi), is potentially a 3rd degree felony. People who don't lock their routers near you because they aren't tech savvy, still are deemed to the right of privacy on their network.
Resistance is futile.
On 11/16/2009 DroidNet Became Aware
The Droid, by all accounts, is an open-source phone. A hackers dream machine, if you will. From what I understand about MAC addresses, those could be used as a range to identify a Droid by a hacker, and a virus set up to track and hack Droids.
People who are too lazy and cheap to secure their networks are probably too lazy and cheap to secure their computers from viruses. They may not even mean to do what they're about to do when you join their network.
Even my crummy old HP laptop asks if I want to join a network on wifi. Usually the answer is not only no, but HELL NO and that thing is running Norton 2010 on Win XP. If I don't know the network is secure, maintained, and clear I won't get on it.
I wouldn't touch a free prostitute either, for the same basic reasons.