23,000 IP addresses

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Wed May 11 02:22:21 UTC 2011

On May 10, 2011, at 9:53 16PM, Michael Painter wrote:

> Deepak Jain wrote:
>> For examples, see the RIAA's attempts and more recently the criminal investigations of child porn downloads from unsecured access
>> points. From what I understand (or wildly guess) is that ISPs with remote diagnostic capabilities are being asked if their
>> provided access point is secure or unsecure BEFORE they serve their warrants to avoid further embarrassments. [It'll probably
>> take another 6 months and more goofs before they realize that customers are perfectly capable of poorly installing their own
>> access points behind ISP provided gear].
> Exactly...what about those who choose WEP/WPA-TKIP for their 'secured' access point?
> I can just imagine being in front of a judge/jury after having been arrested for, as you say, "child porn downloads " and listening to my law^H^H^H public defender explain the mechanisms of how the access point was 'cracked' and may have been used by someone sitting in their car down the street.<shudder> 
It's happened -- here are two cases I know of:

		--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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