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  • adrian
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    Interesting.

    I'd love to know more info about the locations, and I wonder if people changed their ways?

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  • pzarquon
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    Definitely. And you know what the kicker is? I'll bet close to 90 percent of that document's bulk is the hexagon clip art in the lower right of the template. Definitely something built for a live presentation, but not online distribution.

    I actually know one of the key guys behind Secure 'IKE, so I'll drop him a line and see if that report can't be optimized a bit. It's otherwise worthwhile reading!

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  • Glen Miyashiro
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    Boy, that PDF report is painfully slow and nasty to load.

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  • pzarquon
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    A late update, but the War Drive was held, the presentations made, and even KHON did a series of reports:For details, hit the Secure 'IKE website. There's a 2.3MB PDF report of its findings, complete with maps (some nice Google Map work there), pie charts, and good advice. More than half the access points were unsecured, and access points were found basically everywhere they drove.

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  • scrivener
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    This is a really, really, really cool project, but I hope they stay away from my neighborhood.

    I'm actually paying for T-Mobile "hotspot" WiFi now, and it has made my life a lot better, but you know...none of those cafes are open 24 hours and even if they were, nobody there wants to see me naked.

    Well, maybe not nobody.

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  • pzarquon
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    Both WPA and WEP have been cracked. But again, as long as neighborhoods are populated with wide-open, default-configured Wi-Fi networks, even a minimal of additional security should be enough to keep you off a hacker's radar. Unless, of course, they're looking for your network in particular.

    Adri, you should volunteer to be part of this war drive, or at least head down to HPU or Kahala Mall to check it out. Sounds like something right up your alley.

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  • adrian
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    Originally posted by Miulang
    As a public service prior to the war drive that will be conducted on May 29, the Advertiser provides the following info on securing your wi-fi network from being "borrowed" or worse by bandwidth snitchers.

    Miulang
    What, we can hack the WPA or WEP codes?

    And can we form a group here to do our own study?

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  • Miulang
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    As a public service prior to the war drive that will be conducted on May 29, the Advertiser provides the following info on securing your wi-fi network from being "borrowed" or worse by bandwidth snitchers.

    Miulang

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  • craigwatanabe
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    That's why I love living out in the boonies where my property is one acre in size with a corrugated steel roof to shield my router from straying very far outside my property.

    Oh the joy...I finally got broadband via a wireless broadband service here called Advanced Wireless. Not too dependable though as their system drops out occasionally, but I still got my dial up when I lose the signal.

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  • Miulang
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    I hope the results of this war drive are published and more people become educated to the seriousness of having unsecured networks. It's really terrifying to think of how many of these people are unknowingly allowing others to use their networks for free (stealing bandwidth) and how serious the possibility is of them losing some of their personal information if they don't do some basic ratcheting down of their systems.

    Miulang
    Last edited by Miulang; April 17, 2006, 06:50 PM.

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  • adrian
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    HACKERS!!

    I did a scan of my neighborhood, and found two networks that are secure. Pretty good considering that I live in a semi-ghetto place. But my network teacher went war driving around his neighborhood in Waikele, and found a few dozen networks, 3/4 of which were unsecured. To make it worse, he went from Waikele to the Ala Moana area via Moanalua, and he found choke unsecured wireless networks (I forgot the number, but when he showed the results, he had to scroll down a few pages).

    And I might try to join in this war driving effort, but just look out for the 'iride' networks, as their TheBus connections.

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  • Konaguy
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    I've used Ethereal in the past.. I had to install WinPcap seperately, but I looked
    on the FAQ http://www.ethereal.com/faq.html#q2.2 it comes bundled with the
    software...

    By the way the sarcasm directed at Miulang is uncalled for in my opinion.

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  • Miulang
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    Originally posted by Glen Miyashiro
    Miulang, the info that you provided was what I could have found with Google in twenty seconds.
    If you're interested in knowing who's pinging you, use the "DNS lookup" feature of Ethereal. That's the one that would probably be the most interesting to you.

    Miulang

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  • Glen Miyashiro
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    Originally posted by Miulang
    P.S. Glen, if I hadn't come up here to the Mainland and had the work experiences that I've had, I'd wouldn't be able to give you this info.
    Miulang, the info that you provided was what I could have found with Google in twenty seconds.

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  • Palolo Joe
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    Originally posted by Miulang
    P.S. Glen, if I hadn't come up here to the Mainland and had the work experiences that I've had, I'd wouldn't be able to give you this info.
    Don't worry Glen... I'm sure there are at least 10 other techies here in Honolulu that could have told you the same thing. And they didn't need to go to the mainland to learn it.

    I hope this project stays out of Palolo... I kinda like not having to pay for my Internet access...

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