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Old 01-09-2005, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine has a laptop with a wireless network card. When he was on a bus going to school, it detected a wireless network outside some shops. What do you think of that? Some people really need to upgrade thier firewall.
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There wirleess network connection is not locked down. So he can get the net for free if the bus stops in front of one of those shops or he can screw their networks up. I do that around my sub division. Walk around with my PDA, I get all kinds of wireless broadcasts.
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think someone should use a WEP key. A firewall won't help in this matter if they don't secure the wireless connection. http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...5&pagenumber=1


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Hmm, if my friend is feeling evil, he can screw up somebody's network, or use thier internet bandwidth, excellent!
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its even worse if their wireless broadcasts the SSID. i see people out with their laptops in my neighborhood... must be some connection.
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some wireless network admins must be pretty stupid.
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It's really not that big of a deal but then again it can be. I dont have mine locked down at the moment, but if I lived in the city I would have it locked down.
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Makes sense
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