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 > > http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Art > 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 > http://www.nakedwireless.ca, 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. - 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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