joeypesci Posted May 6, 2010 Share Posted May 6, 2010 (edited) We all know how WEP is easy to crack and all and, in England at least, cracking someone's WIFI without their permission is now illegal. Even going on someone's unprotected WIFI is illegal unless you have consent (I could be wrong about that one as some devices just connect automatically to WIFI if it's unprotected). There was a case in 2007 in England for someone being busted. http://www.hackinthebox.org/modules.php?op...r=0&thold=0 However, this is a hypothetical question. If, in your area, you saw a lot of WIFI setups using WEP and you cracked them all. Would you then, as an ethical hacker and not knowing which house which router is in, leave well alone or, attempt to get onto a PC/laptop that was on that network and leave them an obvious note, explaining to them how insecure their WEP WIFI is and that they should change it. If possible, leaving them instructions on how to do so for their specific router? Explaining how to update to WPA or WPA2. It's an interesting question I thought. You want to help these people protect themselves, but have no way of contacting them. The other idea would be to just leaflet the whole street, explaining to them how insecure WEP is and anyone who has it setup and would like help updating, you'll offer your service at a reasonable rate :) Edited May 6, 2010 by joeypesci Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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