Wi-Fi–Hacking Neighbor From Hell Sentenced to 18 Years

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  1. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/07/hacking-neighbor-from-hell/
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    I was reading this earlier. The kid is a moron.

    1) He literally had to download 3 pdfs to learn how to CRACK WEP using the (by far) EASIEST cracking method there is.

    2) He didn't spoof his MAC address.

    3) He left TONS of evidence behind on his computer including their emails, the books on how to crack WEP, and some other crap.

    4) It took him 2 weeks... to crack a WEP key... lmfao

    He should be outright punished for such a sloppy job.
     
  3. Ranget

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    Re: Wi-Fi–Hacking Neighbor From Hell Sentenced to 18 Years

    Movies Make Hacking interesting for folks

    they don't know the downside
     
  4. hpmnick

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    I saw this too.. I thought this was pretty funny.. Two weeks to crack something that programs will automate for you in minutes..
     
  5. Dogbiscuit

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    People really do such things. And they always have a way to rationalize it to themselves as if the victim somehow deserves it.
     
  6. x942

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    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL!!!!! I have cracked WEP (Doing it from the command line manually ) in about 30 seconds.

    I mean really? 2 weeks? No fake mac addy? FAIL!


    He really did deserve to get arrested there.
     
  7. kareldjag

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    hi,

    When hate turns to idiocy!
    He certainly expected to drink a beer in a bar singing the DeadKenedys version of "i fought the law" (i fought the law and i won: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbCqwl2geQg ), but he's going to sing in jail the Clash version (i fought the law and the law won: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9wwsxiLGbg )...
    Breaking WEP which is not the worse in this crime is not technically difficult, and as noted by X942 can be done in a few second (in our own private network of course) with any serious pentest live CD.
    Cracking wireless networks (mostly for security auditing) is even a real business if we consider the number products and services that are designed for that purpose, as well know examples:
    Elcomsoft WSA: http://www.elcomsoft.com/ewsa.html
    The portable penetrator: http://www.secpoint.com/portable-penetrator.html
    Online service: https://www.wpacracker.com/

    The frontiere line between the bar and the jail is what you do with what you have.
    Rgds
     
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