Attack on Mi-Fi can reveal user's location
1. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)
good to know I dont have sprint or even mifi anything nor do I use a router ;-)..simple is more secure than security itself!
2. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
This is true, but where is the fun in that? Boo! Everything can be hacked today sir so don't think that your simple modem means you are "invisible" to attackers.
7. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
I agree with rhomaion, basically if you're on the "net", you can be found and you can be hacked. The only way you can't be hacked is simply ditch internet and wireless activity. If something basic as a wireline telephone can be tapped, then broadband internet can definatly be hacked. This is also how federal law enforcement finds "people of interest" when a warrant is issued. Unless you're smarter than the hacker or you have some super locked down home network, anything is possible.
3. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)
the mifi only has a range of 30 feet, so random guessing would be pretty effective to determine the users location as well. hell, id bet that you could determine the users location because they had their mifi on the table next to their laptop
4. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
I think they're saying you don't have to be within that 30 ft. to hack into it and gain access.
5. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yeah... where is the youtube video demonstration on this. What attack lines were used? What esn's were used? what firmware was installed on the Mifi 2200 units? Oh wait.. "Adam" doesn't know. Sounds like another bomb scare in the mobile industry and shotty news investigating like the NY Times. Give me proof, facts and a demonstration with more than 2 devices, and perhaps some random suprise devices from outside people, and I might consider this useful.
6. Rhetoric (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)
Oh crap, they know where i am now. ! Who cares.