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    Hoopy Frood
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    How can I help this person?

    I'm living on a small college network that uses wireless internet access. Sometimes, my computer picks up an open wireless network with the default ssid "linksys". Is there anyway that I can send a message to that person (so that maybe it appears on their computer screens?) notifying them that they have no security at all and that anybody could be on their network without physically tracking them down?

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    Why ruin a good thing.
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    Because I want to help them, and unlike you, I have some ethics.

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    you could attempt to see if he has messenger service enabled and utilize that

    NET SEND
    {name | * | /DOMAIN[:name] | /USERS} message
    so you would connect to his wide open linksys wireless network and do a quick IP scan to see where his computer is located (ie. 192.168.1.2)

    then do a net send 192.168.1.2 hey this is xierox, i wanted to give you a heads up that your wireless network is wide open to anyone around in the area, this is a huge risk send me an email at mytemporaryemail@hotmail.com and I will either walk you through it or for 80 bucks ill lock it down and teach you how to use it.

    edit: and if he doesnt have messenger service enabled then just rename his ssid to UNPROTECTED or EMAIL tempemail@hotmail for help heck with it wide open his printer is prolly shared too so you could connect to his printer and print out your own flyer that says to call you for help
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    Originally posted here by xierox
    Because I want to help them, and unlike you, I have some ethics.

    - Xierox
    BAH! just enjoy the free ride.

    wirless security 101 amongst n00bs is very common. hell, i see comp store clerks giving the shpeil to customers who just bought their first wireless router all the time.

    anyone stupid enough to do blanatly stupid things like that are either:
    - a) dumb as deadwood or
    b) don't give a flying crap about security and couldn't care less about you or your little security speech*.

    * i know the truth hurts, but it's a little like if you were a pack a day smoker and someone giving you a speech on how bad to your health it is. sure, the speech makes sense and is true - but what good it is when you don't give a flying FUSK!

    p.s. don't do a net send. they are liable to think, "geez I wonder what else this person has done!" or they might go, "this must be the person that stole my identity online"

    if you really want to help them out so badly, just walk up to them and tell them in person. "hi, i live over there and I see your wireless access point and am connecting to it all the time by mistake." end of story!
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    just walk up to them and tell them in person
    Damn son, you gotta be uber leet if you can ID the user of a wireless network on a college campus...

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    On a LRRP team, I'd say 3, but 4 is a close second, IMHO....


    As far as the wireless situation goes, ****em. Ignorance is their problem, not yours. You don't have to save the world, just make sure you're not dragged down with the rest of the masses.

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    Hey, If I find out that another man's shoes aren't tied then im not going to lose any sleep at all over it or throw myself into some convoluted weave of whats ethical or moral.
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    You're entitled to your opinion, as I am entitled to mine. I prefer to help people, you do not. I don't want to start a flame war so I'm not going to talk about it anymore.
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