Wednesday, June 22, 2005 1:43 AM bart

Unsecured WLANs in practice

This evening my laptop offered me the option to connect to an unsecured WLAN with an unknown SSID in the living room. Pretty cool :o. Even cooler to get a valid IP address, have no MAC filtering, therefore allowing me to connect to the internet with just one click. Even more, the router admin pages are unsecured so all the ISP information can be revealed :s. Today the "WLAN owner hunting" will start to tell him/her about the problem... I hope I can spot the person in question. It's all about honesty isn't it, trying to inform people. You guys have to know I'm living in the middle of a city center with quite some apartments in the neighbourhood. So one, it will be difficult to find the owner, second there might already be others who have used the WLAN in a malicious way :s.

Time for security evangelism :-).

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# Unsecured wireless networks

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:44 AM by TrackBack

Bart has found an unsecure wireless network in his neighborhood. At home, some time ago I too found that a couple of my neighbours had unsecured wireless networks (installed by their ISP, who conveniently neglected to tell them anything at...

# re: Unsecured WLANs in practice

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 6:02 PM by bart

mja.. let daar maar mee op. 'k heb zo ooit eens ene gevonden bij een bedrijf. Vriendelijk vermeld en weeks derna kreeg ik de Federale aan m'n deur.

Die "eerlijkheid" heeft me toch een paar dagen rechtbank bezorgt.

# re: Unsecured WLANs in practice

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 3:48 AM by bart

No man, you should be sucking all the porn trough that pipe that you can.