[Gllug] WEP security experiences

Gordon Joly gordon.joly at pobox.com
Wed Jun 20 08:20:02 UTC 2007

At 02:17 +0100 20/6/07, Caroline Ford wrote:
>On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 01:04 +0000, Andy Smith wrote:
>>  On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 10:04:08PM +0100, Juergen.Schinker wrote:
>>  > so you think
>>  >
>>  > using an open AP in an cafe is good and legal
>>  ..depending on the circumstances.  there have been people who got in
>>  trouble for sitting outside and using them.
>>  > using an WEPed AP (cracked) in an cafe is evil and illegal
>>  I am fairly sure that Caroline meant that using someone else's access
>>  point (which was secured with WEP, and you had to crack that to use
>>  it) is illegal.
>As far as I understand it:
>Using without permission = legally bad
>Using with permission = legally good
>Using a cafe's access point without buying a drink is presumably without
>I can see that it would be easier to justify connecting to an access
>point without permission if you hadn't cracked their WEP key. You could
>claim that you'd "accidentally" connected to an open access point. You
>can't accidentally crack someone's WEP key. If they'd WEPed it they
>clearly didn't want you.

I only use The Pembury Taverns opens access wifi....


I never pay money to coffee shops, Canary Wharf, etc who charge way too much!


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