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    Wierd finding: wifi related

    The other day I was in a sainsburys petrol station paying for my petrol, on the wall I noticed a wireless access point ( apparantly all of their petrol stations use them)

    I noticed the WEP light was off hmmmmm I thought not only do they turn off WEP but they also publish it to the public as the WAP was in full view.

    I was chatting to my mate who lives in Bridgend and he went to his local sainsburys and there to was a WAP fitted above the staff door in the main shopping area with no WEP light on either.


    question??: why?

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    dunno , but its time to get the laptop out
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    Right there with you matey..... Sainsbury's near me?

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    Originally posted by Moby-Dick
    dunno , but its time to get the laptop out
    thats my next port of call actually

    but how do I explain going around with my shopping trolley with the laptop open???

    extreme UT?

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    nope , run netstumbler and use the midi output
    laptop in rucksack and headphones

    Jiff: fancy a quick wardrive/shop this afternoon ?
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    Or just get a wireless network detector

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    can someone get me some milk whilst theyre there?

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    Originally posted by Moby-Dick
    nope , run netstumbler and use the midi output
    laptop in rucksack and headphones

    Jiff: fancy a quick wardrive/shop this afternoon ?
    Sounds very sad and geek-like.















    I'll ring you in a bit!

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    Originally posted by CocoPops
    Or just get a wireless network detector
    got one

    I use it for initial discovery , then net stumbler for a more detailed look
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    Maybe WEP isn't secure enough so they run something else instead and don't want the WEP built into the APs interfering?

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    The big question is - why the hell bother ?

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    Originally posted by robertirwin
    The big question is - why the hell bother ?
    depends on what you mean:

    Why do they bother have wireless networks? Presumeably because it allows them to quickly hook up what would otherwise be a remote area. Staff can order on the sales floor rather than key the orders in to a handheld terminal, then go through to some back office to place the order.

    Why bother to go and investigate it? Because its there; If it is insecure, you've probably got a nice free internet access point. It can give you an insight into how major companys are deploying wireless technologies and what methods, or lack of them, they are using.

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    Re: Wierd finding: wifi related

    Originally posted by Flash
    The other day I was in a sainsburys petrol station paying for my petrol, on the wall I noticed a wireless access point ( apparantly all of their petrol stations use them)
    Isn't it illegal to use radio transmitter devices at petrol stations?

    I'd have thought that Sainsburys would have looked into this; but you never know!!

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    Yer all those handheld scanners which can check up on stock levels and order more etc all link to a WLAN.

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