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Re: Drive-by spam hits wireless LANs

  • From: John Angelmo
  • Date: Wed Sep 11 06:51:04 2002

Neil J. McRae wrote:
I must be honest, I havn't heard of any reports here in Sweden (or anywhere else) that this is a real problem, are there any true incidents that this has happend?

Yes. If you sit with your laptop in the park across from our office
you can see 3 unprotected wireless domains. There was an article [although
I can't remember what publication] featuring a few people driving through
the City of London [London's financial community area] they found serveral unprotected LANs.

Regards,
Neil.
Just cause there are unprotected WLANs dosn't imply that spammers use them (perhaps its to hard for the spammers ;)).
Corporations should protect ther WLANs but saying that spamming is a great threat is to overdo it.

Regards
John





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