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Geoffrey Duke <[log in to unmask]>
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Departmental Technology Coordinators <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 10 Mar 2002 13:03:49 -0500
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Hacking with a Pringles tube
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1860000/1860241.stm

By Mark Ward
BBC News Online technology correspondent


Empty cans of Pringles crisps could be helping malicious hackers spot
wireless networks that are open to attack.

Security company i-sec has demonstrated that a directional antenna made
with a Pringles can significantly improves the chances of finding the
wireless computer networks being used in London's financial district.

An informal survey carried out by i-sec using the homemade antenna has
found that over two-thirds of networks were doing nothing to protect
themselves.

[...]

--Geoff

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