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Fun with networks
So there is broadband in the Sahara - wired or wireless. I couldn't get a good WiFi connection in my room, so I'm using the wired connection. It seems it is a shared network, because I can see other guest PCs. Right now I'm listening to someone else's iTunes collection. (And I'm sharing mine, what the hell, right?) But I'm kind of shocked to find people have shared drives one guy has SHARED HIS C DRIVE. (EDIT: Scratch that, he seems to have shared *everything*. Printers, etc.) I boggle. Of course, it also has me a bit paranoid - I think I have Windows Firewall locked down, and I'm not sharing any drives, but I keep wondering if I missed anything. (I turned off my TiVo Server too.)

EDIT: He's another guy with shared drives, including a bunch of movies ripped to AVI. I'm tempted to do the kind of thing we did back at WPI when we found someone had left themselves logged into a terminal - create a file on their desktop (homedir back then). Something like "THE HOTEL NETWORK IS SHARED.TXT". ;-)

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Current Location: Las Vegas, NV
I am: boggled
Current Media: Chicago Public Radio: This American Life - #306: Seemed Like

pockyman From: pockyman Date: January 7th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

The Econo Lodge, of course, has no access whatsoever. So I'm leaving my laptop, but my phone can check mail and the web and such.

I'll give you a call tomorrow-ish, I'm getting into town around 9:15 or so, plus travel time from the airport.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 7th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Note that there tends to be WiFi access at the show itself. I've camped in the halls to post entries from the show. :-)

Cool, I was wondering if you got my number.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: January 7th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Queue a bunch of random stuff to one of his printers. Maybe when he gets home it'll start spewing out, confusing the shit out of him. Finish with a short file explaining that this was made possible by his poor security settings, and you didn't also rootkit him or anything - OR DID YOU????

Bonus points if you include Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! somewhere.
cassiusdrow From: cassiusdrow Date: January 7th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Watch out for the Windows admin drive shares (\\computername\c$). You might want to turn off file and printer sharing in your Network Settings.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 7th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thanks - already off. I don't have those on in general.
cyber_pagan From: cyber_pagan Date: January 8th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
whats even scarier was the hotels up in Grand Forks, ND. I was there last year and found that all the hotels had OPEN NETWORKS. I could log into not only where I was staying, but the ones next door and across the street. No passwords or anything. I of course have everything turned off on my computers, firewalls on etc. It was just strange that no one had at least a password for there wi-fi.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 8th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, I've stayed in hotels that offered free WiFi. Since it was free they just left it wide open. You just joined the network and surfed.