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Re: What is the ulitmate vulnerability ?
From: b.hines () comcast net
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 19:21:03 +0000

On a similair topic,

Wireless home networks;  on any given day I can see/break into and use networks that are not my ssid, barring the free 
internet access, I have stumbled onto the fact that if a user is subscribed to a flat rate service say Vonage and they 
happen to use wireless for their private network, its quite easy to piggyback free phone service as well. Simplistic in 
form, not so sophisicated in function, a major flaw in flat rate billing.

b

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: K Tucker <ktucker1022 () yahoo com> 

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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