RE: [ISN] Insecure wireless networks exposed

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 23:10:08 PDT

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    Forwarded from: Ed Dejesus <Ed.Dejesusat_private>
    You have to check out this web site, showing insecure wireless areas
    in Canada. (Not that they're doing anything especially bad, that's
    just what the site covers.) It's a hoot.
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private]
    > Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 5:01 AM
    > To: isnat_private
    > Subject: [ISN] Insecure wireless networks exposed
    > icle_Type1&c=Article&cid=1026145015373&call_page=TS_Business&call_pageid=9
    > 68350072197&call_pagepath=Business/News&col=969048863851
    > By Tyler Hamilton
    > Technology Reporter
    > Sept. 10, 2002
    > A local consulting firm launched a controversial Web site yesterday
    > that shows gaping security holes in hundreds of wireless networks
    > throughout the downtown core, including many in the financial
    > district and some government and university areas.
    > The consulting firm, irreverently called IpEverywhere, says about 75
    > per cent of the more than 1,000 downtown wireless networks it has
    > detected so far have no evidence of security and leave organizations
    > wide open to information theft, data destruction, networking
    > spamming and other cyber attacks.
    > The company plotted its findings on a map found at
    >, which went live on the Internet
    > yesterday afternoon. The map marks vulnerable networks with red
    > pins, while black triangles indicate networks protected with WEP -
    > "wireless equivalent privacy" - encryption.
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