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Windows 7: Police to Seek Out Unsecured Wireless Networks and Warn

21 Jul 2009   #1
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 
Police to Seek Out Unsecured Wireless Networks and Warn

(July 17, 2009)

Police in Queensland, Australia plan to wardrive for unsecured wireless networks. Because cyber criminals often exploit these connections, police will search out the unsecured networks and warn their owners of the dangers they pose. People who have enabled security on their wireless networks but have left default passwords in place will receive
similar warnings.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/07/17/oz_plod_wardriving/
http://www.securitypronews.com/insiderreports/insider/spn-49-20090717AustralianPoliceToGoWardriving.html

[Editor's Note (Pescatore): I guess this is sort of like the fire department coming by to give you a free check of your smoke detectors, but it is hard for me to believe that any real risk prioritization ******** would put this anywhere near the top of the list of demands on a police officer's time. I'd rather they catch one more robber/killer/drunk driver than clean up 100 houses open WiFi access points.
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21 Jul 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I'd rather they catch one more robber/killer/drunk driver than clean up 100 houses open WiFi access points.
i agree - there can't be that much crime down in queensland if the cops have time to do this!
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