Friday, May 26, 2006

Protect your network.

Another quickie...

For some reason my DSL is acting screwy. How am I able to post this, you ask? I may be borrowing the bandwidth from one of my neighbors that may have an open access point. That means that they have a wireless network that is sitting wide open for anyone to see. Like possibly me. ;)

In theory, it took me about 30 seconds to access this...

That could be their cable modem setup page. With some more playing around I'm sure that I could get into their router setup. That is VERY BAD. I could theoretically lock them out of their own router. OR open up a port and set up a server to serve what ever I want to.

Read your manual. Learn how to set up at least WEP encryption. It's basic, easy to crack, but it will keep the casual freeloader off of your network.


Blogger Bite Me said...

It would be tough to access the "Choad" network in the BM househole, wep encrypted, just don't do network setup while drinking. :-)

9:36 AM  
Blogger Bite Me said...

I was trying to say household, but I like househole better anyway. ;-)

9:38 AM  
Blogger BP said...

Househole sounds dirty. LOL!

BTW, nice profile pic!

8:36 PM  
Blogger MG said...

Rejoined the real world huh?

9:09 AM  
Blogger BP said...

LOL! Yep.

I've been working my ass off. And I'm actually happy about it for a change.

I've meant to blog the last couple of days, but filling out all of the insurance/401k stuff is taking FOREVER. I'm finishing it up tonight.

9:34 PM  

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