[MLB-WIRELESS] Problems at work
Tony Langdon, VK3JED
vk3jed at optushome.com.au
Sun Aug 14 00:45:37 EST 2005
At 07:59 PM 8/13/2005, kevin wrote:
>Don't know if this is the right place to ask but at work I have recently
>been instructed to not wardrive at all and to cease all connections with
>anyone who does wardrive
Well, my understanding is that simply scanning for open networks and taking
a log is not illegal. It's a bit like using a radio scanner.
Now, if you break WEP with the intention of unauthorised access to a
network, that IS breaking the law. Using an unencrypted network is in the
grey area, but probably a bit sus if you don't have permission.
If you configure your system to scan only, and take precautions (e.g. in
Windows, unbinding TCP/IP from the wireless NIC) to ensure you don't/can't
connect to networks unintentionally, then I don't see a legal issue. Of
course, IANAL, but I would be very surprised if this aspect was illegal.
73 de VK3JED
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