Wireless Security
wireless security incidents in the press Feb 05 2008 01:44PM
Al Graziano (al graziano gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: wireless security incidents in the press Feb 05 2008 04:41PM
Gianluca Borello (g borello gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: wireless security incidents in the press Feb 06 2008 10:36AM
Al Graziano (al graziano gmail com)
Thank you all for the responses. The worst one was obviously the famous
TK Maxx. However, from an SME point of view and from the point of view
of people who say "why would they attack us" I've found some relevant
press articles to show what could happen to you if your wireless network
is unprotected. As someone in one of those articles said,

"..having the police raid your home searching for illegal child porn
isn't the most pleasant experience in the world"

And from an SME point of view, the risk of having to defend your
innocence and having your computer equipment seized because some
criminal used your wireless network to download child porn, may have a
serious impact on the business!

Plus I believe it is also about being a good citizen and not giving
criminals an easy ride ;-)

For anyone interested, here is a list of the relevant articles.

Ciao
Al

(Dec 2007)'Extortionist' turns Wi-Fi thief to cover tracks
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/11/piggybacking_arrest_made

(Jul 2007) Hacker exploited unsecured wireless internet access to send spam
http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2007/07/tombros.html

(Jul 2007) Net gives child-porn traders anonymity
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/17931.html

(May 2007) Michigan man arrested for using cafe's free WiFi from his car
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070522-michigan-man-arrested-for-
using-cafes-free-wifi-from-his-car.html

(May 2007) Wi-Fi hack caused TK Maxx security breach
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39286991,00.htm

(Feb 2007) WiFi Turns Internet Into Hideout for Criminals
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/10/AR200702
1001457.html

Gianluca Borello wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2008 2:44 PM, Al Graziano <al.graziano (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:
>
>> The event is here in the UK but any relevant example will be ok. Does
>> anybody know or point me to some example in the press. As you would
>> expect, I haven't found many publicized incidents. While I can talk and
>> explain the risks it would like to show them some real example they can
>> relate to.
>>
>
> These following links are written in italian, i hope it'll help anyway:
>
> http://www.alongo.it/?p=543
> http://punto-informatico.it/p.aspx?i=1262964
> http://punto-informatico.it/p.aspx?i=2040903
> http://www.pitelefonia.it/p.aspx?i=1428390
>
>

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