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From: geggam692000 at yahoo.com (D B)
Subject: Wireless legal to eavesdrop

> Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 08:21:01 -0700 (PDT)
> From: D B <geggam692000@...oo.com>
> To: full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
> Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Wireless legal to
> eavesdrop
> 
> I have been reading and am wanting some other
> opinions. 
> 
>
http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/wiretap2510_2522.htm
> 
> ( this does pertain only to the US .. my apologies
> to
> those outside )
> 
> **snip**
> 
> (g) It shall not be unlawful under this chapter or
> chapter 121 of this title for any person--
> 
>     (i) to intercept or access an electronic
> communication made through an electronic
> communication
> system that is configured so that such electronic
> communication is readily accessible to the general
> public;
> 
>     (ii) to intercept any radio communication which
> is
> transmitted--
> 
>     (I) by any station for the use of the general
> public, or that relates to ships, aircraft,
> vehicles,
> or persons in distress;
> 
>     (II) by any governmental, law enforcement, civil
> defense, private land mobile, or public safety
> communications system, including police and fire,
> readily accessible to the general public;
> 
>     (III) by a station operating on an authorized
> frequency within the bands allocated to the amateur,
> citizens band, or general mobile radio services; or
> 
> **snip**
> 
> part III of the above pertains to the bottom 6
> channels of wireless. ( channels 1 - 6 are in the
> amateur radio spectrum )
> 
> Does this mean if someone is not using WEP on those
> channels all their information is as open as
> something
> I pick up on the police scanner ?
> 
> opinions ?
> 
>

i would like to thank those who replied to me on and
off list 

the reason i posted this is because i have been
butting heads with a local wireless ISP , it seems a
trend among several smaller wireless ISPs is to not
use WEP or WPA to get more customers per access point

so the entire town is blanketed with peoples emails
and other such things, just turning on kismet will
fill my poor little zaurus up in minutes

when i tried to make the people aware of this in the
towns they serve ...well ..it has been a struggle 

think im on the downhill side tho ...

thanks again



	
		
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