Hackers Crack UK WLANs

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Hackers Crack UK WLANs

Postby kostyanj » Sat Apr 05, 2003 2:42 pm


LONDON -- Insecure wireless networks across London are being exploited by hackers on a daily basis exposing businesses to cyber attacks, research by RSA Security revealed today. In a honey pot experiment, researchers planted two fake wireless networks in the City of London to record the numbers of hackers that would attack the network for illegal use.

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Postby virus » Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:11 am

What was the number of Hackers trying to get into the networks?
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Postby TOP1yuiop » Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:41 am

ya ^
(this is why i don't live in england :) )
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Postby symphonyx87 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:28 pm

Read the article on the link...

Over a three week period, the networks were identified and used by malicious hackers on average once every second day of the experiment. The two wireless networks were connected to a total of 29 times and one in every four unauthorised users tried to use the network illegally. It is believed the remaining 75% of users were connected to the network unintentionally by Windows XP software running on their laptop computers, which if configured can detect and attempt to connect to new wireless networks as they come into range.

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Postby danupsher » Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:41 am

Thats probably not a good thing for me as i live in london.
Oh well.
It could mean i can acsess stuff on my laptop. I might try it and see if it works.

Dan :D

Is it illegal. ok i wont then
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Postby fred333 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:04 am

I think it would be interesting to see if this is true or not. Let us know what you find out.
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Postby Softix » Sun May 11, 2008 9:39 pm

take a look into backtrack its a live cd to crack wep and also theirs a new one called wep live they say the F B I use's it
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