[geeks] Unsecured Wifi connections now illegal in part of India.
ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 20:29:10 CST 2009
John Francini wrote:
>> No, if it were secure that would be the case. If it were "secure"
>> (which is the best that wifi can do without current-research
>> technology), it would actually be worse, because then when the bad guys
>> crack your WEP or whatever you use and leech your connectivity, the
>> government becomes much surer it's you doing it. I know of someone
>> who's mooching off a neighbour's "secure" wifi right now - and this
>> guy, while good enough with computers to be making a living at them, is
>> by no stretch a spook-level crypto expert or anything.
> So how long does it take to break into WEP, WPA Personal, or WPA2
> Personal? More time than someone who is doing 'war-driving' is willing
> to spend to break in, I'd bet. I suspect that enough people leave their
> Wi-Fi open that it's simply not worth their while to do anything more
> than driving to the next block.
I've tried it. WPA personal took me 7-10 minutes. I didn't try WPA2
personal. WEP took a minute or so.
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