Re: wireless broadband security
From: Celtic Leroy (I_am__celtic_leroy__san_verbage_at_myhost.com)
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 07:05:56 GMT
"kms news" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>When you say "What passes through the network can
>be captured " what do you mean? When I type in my passwords? I am sure that
>my settings prevent anyone from accessing my computer. But I am concerned
>with what I type being captured. Anyway to prevent that? Or is there a way
>to know if it is being seen?
>As far as the "use without permission "thing goes. At mt home I have a
>broadband wireless connection and don't mind if people connect, as long as I
Any time someone obtains access to your network it is
unsecure...simply because once in they can do anything they want, like
visiting insecure sites, run malicious software on other (local, so
they are considered trusted) computers on that network. If you don't
want the problem of others keeping track of your keystrokes on their
network...DON'T USE IT!!!
This is not an issue of morality, as some would say, it's a matter of
ownership, security, and theft laws. You are stealing when you use
other peoples resources without their EXPRESS permission (that means
they know you're doing it and have given you permission).
If I had the time (and was using a wireless network), I would write
software that would watch for unauthorized users connecting to my
network. Then I would gather enough evidence to make a charge of
theft stick and take their precious laptop away from them in court. I
might even get the car they drive around in while doing it.
PS What you do at your home has nothing to do with the legality of
what you're doing to others. Just because you don't mind if people
connect to your home system doesn't mean they don't mind if you
connect to theirs. I hope you lose your ass in a lawsuit.