[Gllug] WEP security experiences

Jason Clifford jason at ukfsn.org
Wed Jun 20 10:03:43 UTC 2007

On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, John G Walker wrote:

> However, it would seem to be a defence that you were using a service
> accidentally - you though you were connected to your own wifi, for
> example, but connected to a neighbour's.

Trivial for the prosecution to demolish such a defence if it's not a 
completely open AP. As we're discussing WEP such a defence wont stand.

> To get back to the topic, that's where WEP encryption might prove
> important, even if it's more or less ineffective. Breaking it would
> establish dishonest intention. Isn't that what Caroline was arguing?

I think so. It certainly establishes unauthorised access.

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