[AusNOG] OT: Police Wardriving. Where else but QLD!
Sean K. Finn
sean.finn at ozservers.com.au
Fri Mar 23 11:43:07 EST 2012
I'd suggest that they would just bolt it to many or all police vehicles and run it passively.
I'd further suggest that they'd see if they could find out their IP address through an Internet-accessible probe, and if so, record the IP, and then contact the ISP for subscriber information to mail out information, determine address, and to follow up with.
The article Mentions WEP. It would be interesting to see them either sit outside your house and crack your WEP, determine your IP, then send you a letter in the post, else they would have to triangulate your address or figure out where signal was strongest and have a guess as to which house you are in.
If they weren't going to do it house by house I guess they automatically target streets or blocks where WEP points were detected, but, srsly, if this isn't automated, it's an impossible mission.
I'm considering setting aside some honeypots to see If I can watch the watchers watching me.
From: Shane Short [mailto:shane at short.id.au]
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 11:36 AM
To: Sean K. Finn
Cc: 'Ausnog at ausnog.net'
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] OT: Police Wardriving. Where else but QLD!
Why don't they just get google to do it for them on the next street view run? :)
On 23/03/2012, at 7:46 AM, Sean K. Finn wrote:
"The project was officially launched yesterday<http://qpsmedia.govspace.gov.au/2012/03/22/war-driving-project-to-help-prevent-identity-theft/> to coincide with National Consumer Fraud Week.
Officers in the Hi Tech Crime Investigation Unit on wardriving missions will drive the streets of Brisbane with a laptop computer, looking for unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
Residents and businesses owners in targeted areas will then be mailed information about how to effectively secure their connection.
Police will return to the area some time later to check whether residents have taken heed of the warning.
Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/security/police-to-cruise-streets-for-unsecured-wifi-20120322-1vmof.html#ixzz1ptOph04u"
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