Thursday, September 24, 2009

Join the network

Best greets to Norb, who sent us pictures from Seoul, South Korea. He is living together with some other students in a student housing. One day, he made an interesting discovery. He found a white case in the recreation room of this house.

After opening he found the LanSwitch of the whole floor unprotected and unlocked. Of course, Norb didn't actually connect to the switch, but an attacker could gain access to the whole network, install a sniffer and collect usernames and passwords from all students living in the dormitory.

Additionally, there was a surveillance camera installed in the room, which was recording the entrance, but not the area around the central LAN switch. 

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