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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2010 03:58      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10850875

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2010 06:33      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Do you think there's any realistic chance that:
1) Someone will set up a malicious website
2) You'll visit it
3) You have one of the wireless routers that has this particular security flaw (they kinda leave out the fact that it only involves specific models of wireless routers)
4) The person who set up the site will be competent enough to pull off this hack
6) That Google's vehicles drove close enough to your house to pick up your wireless signal and that nobody else's address was within the range of the signal so that your location is individually identifiable
5) That you'll be stupid enough to provide enough information in addition to your address that you'll be vulnerable to identity theft (because, let's be honest, someone who sets up a malicious website isn't going to go off and start killing and raping random visitors to the site, no matter how sexy you think your MAC address is)

If you think that all that is entirely possible, then sure... be worried.

*edit*
Forgot an item
3B) You're dumb enough to use the default router password or set a very easy to guess password.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2010 16:12      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Do you mean dorwssap isn't good?

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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2010 18:37      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's great, as it's a typo-bearing password. [Wink]

I had to think for a minute when I saw it, as I'm well aware of the correct spelling. [Razz]

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 04, 2010 03:12      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Actually I thought I had the mirror, then Dman I saw it was wrong. So I guess it might be viable.

____ I was trying to poke some fun at people that use really lame words.(PASSWORD)

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted August 04, 2010 05:38      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
____ I was trying to poke some fun at people that use really lame words.(PASSWORD)

You mean like the multi-billion dollar corporation I worked for that had 'letmein' as the administrator password on all their PCs?

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