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Re: What is the ulitmate vulnerability ?
From: Dean Pierce <piercede () pdx edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 10:16:08 -0800

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Why require passwords?  It's trivial for a malicious user to bypass it,
and inconvenient for the legitimate user at the Denny's across the
street that just wants to check their email.  Of course if you are
sending customer information, or any other sensitive data, the
information should be encrypted (or better yet, not in the air at all).

If an admin doesn't want anyone on their network, then it's their right
to disable it, but I would hardly call offering free Internet a
"security hole".

   - DEAN

K Tucker wrote:
I know we all get so exited about some very complex
and ingenious hack, but sometimes the most simple
thing can be the biggest problem. So many hotels are
offering wireless network that beams out all over the
premises and even out to their parking lot. I am
surprised how many don't even require a password to
log on. It is so easy for some teenager that want to
be the "evil genius hacker" to sit in the parking lot
and do whatever he likes and be untraceable unless you
physically catch him in the process. As an Admin I am
tracing more and more hacks from such locations.
Whenever I stay at a hotel that has easy access
wireless, I am taking the time to speak to the
managers and have had some success in getting them to
secure things up a little. Of course even the best
protection in such an environment is not an end all,
but at least it keeps some of the script kiddies from
doing harm. I would encourage any Admin that reads
this to take up the same practice. Thanks

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