I was on my dad's laptop, which has Vista on it and has a quite wide range of wireless. I was on the laptop yestarday morning when I noticed a new wireless connection, unsecured. That is the same as saying please use me.
And I did. I surfed the internet a bit. It was quite fast even though the internet range was a bit low. But I wasn't going to stop there. I was up for a challenge, of trying to log in to the router. I opened up a map of the links. Good old Vista showed me everything, including the IP address of the router.
I went for it and typed the IP in my browser. Now the hard part - the thing needs a username and password. I thought that I could try the factory defaults, the normal user and pass that comes with the router. I went and searched on Google for the defaults of Linksys routers, and I found them. Feeling lucky, I typed them in and hit OK. I hit the jackpot, I was in.
Now from here, I could do anything. I was able to see his username and password for his ADSL connection. It seems he's using Wanadoo (which is now Orange). Now this is not a worry, but what is...
I could password encrypt his router and wireless connection. This would mean that only I could use his connection whenever I wanted. The only solution to this problem is to reset the router, but poor old Jordanians don't know that.
But then again, I'm a good guy and I won't do this. I wait until after Ramadan. >=)