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Re: Philly Reveals Wireless Plan

David B. Horvath, CCP (dhorvath@withheld_on_request)
Thu, 07 Apr 2005 23:17:41 -0400

PAT -- please remove my email address as usual.

This system will work until individuals start setting their personal
wifi units to the city's channels (frequencies) either through
stupidity (defaults) or malice (you can get one for $10 these days, if
you don't like your neighbors who use the city system, you could
easily block them).

Remember that wifi is unlicensed (you don't need a license to have one
nor or channels assigned by the government, you can use any of the
legal ones at will). And since only the US Federal Government is
allowed to regulate use of the radio waves.

Or even worse, the ultimate in phising attacks -- setting up a local
wifi AP that tracks keystrokes and then passes the data off to the


- David

David B. Horvath, CCP
Consultant, Author, International Lecturer, Adjunct Professor
Member: ICCP Educational Foundation Board and ICCP Test Council; Chair of

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