Lovely neighbour...

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Lovely neighbour...

Post by Jenda » Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:14 pm

Well, I just found out some neighbor nearby has a WiFi... He doesn't encrypt it... He has the default settings on the router...

Should I help him?

(It's very snappy, too ;) 2M)

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Post by Void Main » Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:16 pm

I would tell them about it and tell them that they need to run encryption or they are leaving themselves vulnerable to some very bad things and if someone were to use their network for bad things they will get blamed for it.

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Post by Jenda » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:30 am

And how do you suggest I find them? :)

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:43 am

Jenda wrote:And how do you suggest I find them? :)
Well, there are a couple of ways. You can home in on their router with a laptop and kizmet keeping an eye on signal strength. Or you could cross the line a little and look at the packets captured by kizmet and load them up in ethereal (wireshark). It shouldn't take to long to get a key piece of information pointing out who this is (email address, machine names, ssid, etc). But you are in somewhat of a gray area there. You aren't actually connecting to his wireless network when you do this, he's actually spitting that information out into the airwaves for anyone to see. It's like changing your clothes in front of your picture window with no curtains. People are going to see you naked.

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Post by Jenda » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:22 pm

homing in on them with the laptop would seem doable, but you know, it's rather hard, considering he's probably in the next apartment building, and I can't get in there :)

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Post by Void Main » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:54 pm

You could just connect to his network and send a Windows popup message via the Samba client that says "hey dummy, stop looking at all that porn!!" :)

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Post by Jenda » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:05 am

Now that sounds like a good plan ;)

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Post by Calum » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:22 am

or you could just leech off his bandwidth. for some reason that seems to me like the most ethical thing to do! :shock: do i need therapy?

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