Monday 31st Jan 05
Drive to work today 7 – 9am
Why am I driving this time?
Four Wheel Drive
What happened over the weekend
Final few minutes of drive
Not David Brent
darkcompass: Darkcompass Podcast 15
25 minutes, 11mb
IT in Schools
Informing the school
It’s still open!
Tuesday Night – More games
Deathmatch on Metroid Echoes
My Pods Forecast
Going Broadband with Demon
Disconnect current dialup connections
Demon’s Dialup Service
Explanation of dialup in UK
Request for Bootlegs, Request for Audio Comments
Stumbling back to school.
This is all true.
I decided to do some work last night in the bedsit. Some wep password design, and I put on my laptop NetStumbler, a handy dandy program that scans the airwaves for Access Points to connect to.
Being in the city of an evening I did not think much of how many I could see, but I was surprised to find a number of Access Points open.
All the signals were poor, but netstumbler connected to one and gave me an ip address. Firstly I thought it was the little office down the road, after hours, no one in.
Looking at the DNS, I found it was the local school, and using my network places saw 5 computers all with shares, 3 printers.
I’m not going to tell you the local school’s name for fear or abuse.
This morning I phoned to school to warn of the security breach, and talked to the head teacher about it.
She was friendly – but seemed a little naive. When I said anyone with a wireless device (laptop and wireless adapter I said to her), could sit outside the school grounds and hack in, she started to get a bit concerned.
I said “If I can do it then a paedophile can”.
She replied saying she’d get onto it, and if I needed my help could she?
I gave her my number.
Now … get this. I scanned the area and found 5 access points, one the school, the other 4 I presume local houses. I don’t know how knowledgable these people are, but I bet they can see the schools access points.
I’m now either waiting for their technicians to call me, or the police to turn up at work and haul me away.
Anyway, I’m awaiting some response. I’m not going to try and connect again unless I’m invited to test the security.
If I had my kids at that school, I’d want the school details secure, not available to any idiot with a laptop.
Never had this problem when I was a kid, mind you computers were not standard issue then, and paper only flies through the air when it’s folded correctly.
I’m sure I’ve done the right thing and told them.
darkcompass: Podcast 14
Tuesday evening with Vikki and Graeme.
Warning: Large File, 2 hours 25 minutes 41mb
This podcast is of the 25th January, a tuesday evening with Graeme and Vikki from Liverpool. I go over with some alcohol, and play board and computer games. This podcast is what happens. Do I get an award for the longest podcast?
Lighthouse Project North West)
Graeme the Spaced Fan promotes Spaced-Out.org.uk
Tank Boy the Hamster
End of Fluxx, Vikki Wins.
Fact or Crap (45 minutes in, podcast gets more interesting)
A-Z CD Stacking
Graeme’s Mums House Rental in Florida
More Fact or Crap
Fag Break for Vikki and Graeme
Rowley on his own.
Vikki wants to know…..
Comments to me please
More Fact or Crap
Diwali question debate, Graeme’s hindu/muslim mate story.
Vikki Wins F or C
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