[K12OSN] OT: wardriving

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Thu Mar 8 07:00:19 UTC 2007

ssh at tranquility.net wrote:
> Somewhat off topic for this list, but this is a pretty geeky bunch. I
> work with network security, and am an avid wardriver hobbyist as well.
> Last weekend I tried it in a plane. This is a situation where Windows
> will be bad for your health.
> http://forum.s-t-d.org/viewtopic.php?id=2930
> thx
> Scott S.

Yep, it's amazing how many wireless access points I've seen that are
wide-open or only using WEP.  And this is true even at a lot of
schools!  A few years back, some reporter in Atherton, CA (in Silicon
Valley) approached the local school district asking if wireless was
secured there.  They shooed him off, saying that it was just fine, thank
you.  He ended up proving that it wasn't and, because of the district's
bad attitude toward him, published an article about it, which went
nationwide.  Turns out their entire SASIxp student database was
available for the pickin'.  All of a sudden, that district decided that
they needed to secure their wireless...wow...imagine that...!

This is a situation where Windows infrastructures can be bad for your
*kid's* health.  We all know there are crazies out there, and we don't
need to make it easier for 'em.


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