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WiFi Morals [May. 18th, 2006|10:56 pm]
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So in the building I work my employers only rent the top floor of three, so a few week back a new company moved into the middle floor, anyway about two weeks ago I noticed they had a WiFi router and well that it had no encryption or security turned on at all, not a good situation to be in as a business.

Being good (ok at least some of the time), I went down to tell them, after finding someone who was vaguely technical, they were a little shocked and said they would have the company that does their technical support come over and get it sorted. (A little side note the problems with WiFi security have been known for what something like four or five years, no way should any company still be running open access point.)

Later that day, I saw they had switched on WEP, which while not great is miles better than just leaving things wide open.

So I was surprised when I few days later I saw their network had been switched back to being unencrypted. Now by company blocks webmail and various other things on the company net connection, so having an open WiFi access point is kind of useful and mean I'd already told them once.

The Question becomes do I tell them again they are exposed and help them lock it down (maybe for a (not so) small fee) or leave it open so I can check my webmail?
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From: audiomind
2006-05-19 02:13 am (UTC)
you already know the answer to that one bud....... {;)

where i work, i don't even have the ability to access various anonymous proxy servers in an attempt to bypass all the ridiculous blockage (blocks simple stuff like msn, etc...).....so if it were me.....i'd be on it.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2006-05-19 07:32 am (UTC)
My place uses Websense, so anything that allows you to bypasses the proxy is also banned, then we have a whole load of site that are banned but the category given had little to do with the site.

The main thing I don't understand is banning webmail, now all people do is send those mail to/from the work address, so they have not stopped people doing non work things just put extra burden on the company mail servers.

Maybe its time I went to work for a place that treats employees more like adults.
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