Forwarded from: Nick Jacobsen <nickat_private> I thought I'd toss in a quick overview of results in Portland, OR. Hardware was a linksys ver 2.5 internal antenna wireless pcmcia card in a IBM laptop running RedHat... Transportation was just a bike with the laptop in a backpack. I was out for less then 4 hours, just riding around downtown, and found over 80 access points, of which 7 were using both wep AND not broadcasting SSID, 4 were NOT using wep and were not broadcasting SSID, and the rest were WIDE open... Nick Jacobsen Ethics Design nickat_private ----- Original Message ----- From: "InfoSec News" <isnat_private> To: <isnat_private> Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 11:24 PM Subject: Re: [ISN] Alberta hackers find wireless networks wide open > Forwarded from: Kurt Seifried <listuserat_private> > > Actually when I did a quick wardrive of Edmonton I hit my first > wireless LAN <2 minutes from starting (but it was wep enabled, which > was good), unfortunately I found more like 75-80% were completely > insecure, and the coolest thing is I was able to get a few hits on > downtown 802.11 access points from across the river valley (so line of > sight, but a good mile or so). I also tried "wardriving" just leaving > my laptop in connect mode, i.e. not running netstumbler/etc, it > connected succesfully to wlan AP's a dozen time or so while I was > driving around (just need to convince more people to buy AP's so we > can have free mobile inet =). Driving up and down calgary trail > quickly also resulted in mass amounts of insecure wlans. Reminds me of > driving home from calgary, I was bored so turned the laptop on, while > doing 120 kph I was able to pick up two dozen wlan on highway 2 just > coming out of calgary (didn't expect that). > > > Kurt Seifried, kurtat_private > A15B BEE5 B391 B9AD B0EF > AEB0 AD63 0B4E AD56 E574 > http://seifried.org/security/ - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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