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09-07-2002, 09:55 AM
I found this snippet on DLSreports, I thought it was quite humorous...
Not only are unsecured wireless networks being abused by Wardrivers, they are now being exploited by spammers, in the latest twist in the world of wireless security. Spammers are finding unprotected SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) ports and sending spam to entire corporate rosters. "These people simply drive up to a building armed with their pornographic e-mail, log into the insecure wireless network, send the message to 10 million e-mail addresses and then just drive away" warned Adrian Wright, managing director of Secoda Risk Management.
My buddy recently found an open SMTP server at cedant.com. It is now closed.
09-07-2002, 03:26 PM
heh... drive by spamming
alot has been in the news lately about wireless network security... at the wireless networking conference earlier this year 7 out of 11 networks were insecure (i think thats the right numbers)
09-07-2002, 10:07 PM
09-10-2002, 01:39 PM
one thing to add
Pringles cans are excellent for collecting Wi-Fi bands
id personaly prefer the Original Flavour
09-25-2002, 08:04 AM
There is no real need for wireless, except for the coolness factor.
09-25-2002, 10:25 AM
you just dont have a need for it yet
a lot of business people needs to have meetings on the run through their laptop
they need to check stock quotes
some enterprises use WIFI handhelds to communicate and proceed with their operations
09-25-2002, 11:36 AM
Apparently Britain has a huge problem with that. The "hackers" even developed a whole system called Warchalking to identify which building have run unsecured wireless connections.
I'll try and find the article....
09-25-2002, 11:59 AM
http://www.warchalking.org/ has most of the info you need. It's in another thread farther down.
09-25-2002, 12:01 PM
pringles cans work ok.. so far our soup can ones work well too.
or the more notorious one at o'reilly:
i can't afford to test my pringles can as of now but the soup ones are doing fine @ ~ 800ft through trees, open air, and maybe a house or two. 5-30% packet loss depending on how many people have their wireless phones or microwaves or whatnot on in between.
using 802.11b d-link access points.
09-26-2002, 12:15 AM
the best ive seen my friend with his pringles can is 2% loss
in a small town called Squamish in BC, north of Vancouver
he was pretty close to the source
09-26-2002, 09:07 AM
maybe we should convert :)
but there is all kinds a shit inbetween
10-03-2002, 03:22 PM
its my friend's project... not mine
i do find those guides fun to read
and perhaps one day ill make me a Rogers coffee can too since it seems to perform better than Pringles
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