RE: Wireless Security
From: Herman Frederick Ebeling, Jr. (hfebelingjr_at_lycos.com)
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 21:24:23 -0400
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Just as a note in case some were wondering. When I setup my Wi-Fi enabled
router I did set it up with WEP enabled,
changed the SSID, and limited access to the MAC of both my Wi-Fi card, and the
Ethernet card in my laptop. When I
changed the SSID I choose one that was both long and that used alphanumeric
characters. I did the same for the
passphrase. As well as setting it to infrastructure vs. ad-hoc mode.
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From: xyberpix [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 13 October, 2005 03:29
Subject: Re: Wireless Security
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On 12 Oct 2005, at 20:17, Herman Frederick Ebeling, Jr. wrote:
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> I've got a question (actually a few) along these lines. Let's say
> that a person
> has a Wi-Fi network setup at home.
> And they find out that some of their neighbors have accessed it.
> A) What if any obligation to the neighbors does the person who
> initially setup
> the Wi-Fi network have?
None at all
> B) What happens IF one neighbor goes in and reads/deletes msgs/
> files from
> another neighbor's computer is the person who
> initially setup the Wi-Fi network for their own use liable?
Yes and no, if it was an open network, no WEP(bleh)/WPA, then you may
hard pushed to lay charges.
If it was secured in any way, and you never gave your neighbor the
key/passphrase, then it's illegal for him to join your network.
> C) Can the person who initially setup the Wi-Fi network legally
> go in and look
> around his/her neighbors computers?
No, not at all, that's illegal.
> D) What if one the neighbors get a virus, is the person who
> initially setup the
> Wi-Fi network liable?
No, not at all, unless of course you are charging your neighbor for
access to the wireless, as then their may be some issues, not to sure
But I can't see why you would be liable here.
> E) What if any expectations to privacy do the unauthorized users
They are unauthorized users, none. It would kinda be like you hacking
a box at microsoft.com, and then sueing them because you got a virus
from their box, it wouldn't happen.
If you were unauthorized to do be on the network, you have no rights.
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> From: Daryl Davis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, 04 October, 2005 12:56
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Wireless blocking
> I believe I have an unauthorized wireless router on my network. I
> have been
> unable to physically find it as of yet.
> Does anyone know how to find the hidden SSID and then Jam it?
> Thank you.
> Daryl R Davis
> Digital Game Media, Inc.
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