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RE: Drive-by spam hits wireless LANs

  • From: Al Rowland
  • Date: Wed Sep 11 13:35:23 2002

Wanna bet if Joe Sixpack bothers to re-enable anything he doesn't have
to after his first use of the clear config button/power cycle? This also
breaks physical security. Find the power panel on the house (accessible
by fire code) cycle the power, hack into the now open system... Hey,
that's just as plausible as most of the other scenarios in this thread.
:O That's why my Linksys maintains its state through a power cycle. One
of the reasons I specifically selected it.

As far as the microwave, RTFM. Oh, wait, if its not a new house the
original Joe Sixpack typical "I don't need no stupid manual" 'Merican
likely threw them away. Might try the manufacturer's web site. Many
include PDF manual files and maybe even a Customer Support page.
Apologies if you've already been there.

Best regards,
Alan Rowland

-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Mauch [] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 10:16 AM
To: Al Rowland
Subject: Re: Drive-by spam hits wireless LANs

	This is what console ports / direct cable connects to a mgmt
port (usb or whatnot) are useful for.  As well as an overall 'clear
config' button on the unit.

	Now if someone can help me figure out the unlock code
for the microwave in the house i bought so i can stop unplugging it, let
me know :)

	- jared

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 10:11:12AM -0700, Al Rowland wrote:
> The cost of enabling/labeling may be only a 'few cents more' but the 
> cost of support when Joe Sixpack forgets his key/loses the label is 
> another story altoghether. There's a reason most equipment, not just 
> wireless, is deliverd in 'chimp simple' configuration...

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