I'm curious...you turn on your computer, cell phone, tablet, what ever, and you find a fairly strong, usable, Wi-Fi signal, coming from your next door neighbor. This signal is not secure.
You connect, and realize that you could cancel your ISP service, and use your neighbor's for free. That would save you a lot of money every month that the free ride continued.
I was surprised to learn that this "signal mooching", as it's called, is not illegal in many states. In Florida, where I'm at a lot it is a simple misdemeanor. In many areas the laws are completely undefined. Many states feel that you have a right to use any signal that enters your home, and it's incumbent on the person radiating the signal to secure it if he/she doesn't want someone else using it.
I need to check about Michigan .
What is the law where you live?
I'm know when I'm traveling i just hop on what ever open signal I fine. it is funny how many people have left there computers open to be hacked. I'm not going to say I haven't looked around a couple that I've used there wi-fi before . never found anything interesting do.
now what I have done in the past. when at a friends house and I have my laptop . tried to get into there system when in there driveway . you be surprised like they were to fine out there's were wide open. a lot of people think just because there using a wireless router there secure.