[Gllug] WEP security experiences

Tom Weissmann trmsw at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 20 11:01:42 UTC 2007

Peter Ball wrote:
>> The Computer Misuse Act talks about access to "a computer" which is
>> "unauthorised".  Is a wireless access point a computer?  Is accessing
>> it unauthorised if it is continually sending out beacons and protected
>> with encryption which is known to be ineffective (or in the case
>> above, is completely open)?
> ... 
>> Richard Jones
> I wouldn't like my freedom depending on the ability to prove that a router is not a computer:

Especially when so many of them run Linux. You can do a lot with a 
router running OpenWRT (fix ext3 filesystems, for example).

Tom SW
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