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RE: Drive-by spam hits wireless LANs
Wanna bet if Joe Sixpack bothers to re-enable anything he doesn't have to after his first use of the clear config button/power cycle? This also breaks physical security. Find the power panel on the house (accessible by fire code) cycle the power, hack into the now open system... Hey, that's just as plausible as most of the other scenarios in this thread. :O That's why my Linksys maintains its state through a power cycle. One of the reasons I specifically selected it. As far as the microwave, RTFM. Oh, wait, if its not a new house the original Joe Sixpack typical "I don't need no stupid manual" 'Merican likely threw them away. Might try the manufacturer's web site. Many include PDF manual files and maybe even a Customer Support page. Apologies if you've already been there. Best regards, _________________________ Alan Rowland -----Original Message----- From: Jared Mauch [mailto:jared@puck.Nether.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 10:16 AM To: Al Rowland Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Drive-by spam hits wireless LANs This is what console ports / direct cable connects to a mgmt port (usb or whatnot) are useful for. As well as an overall 'clear config' button on the unit. Now if someone can help me figure out the unlock code for the microwave in the house i bought so i can stop unplugging it, let me know :) - jared On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 10:11:12AM -0700, Al Rowland wrote: > > The cost of enabling/labeling may be only a 'few cents more' but the > cost of support when Joe Sixpack forgets his key/loses the label is > another story altoghether. There's a reason most equipment, not just > wireless, is deliverd in 'chimp simple' configuration...