Tuesday, June 01, 2004

USB WiFi and a Chinese Vat Scoop Makes a Powerful Antenna

I spotted this article on www.hardocp.com

Some New Zealand students combined a Chinese vat scoop with a USB WiFi adapter to create a hi-gain antenna. Using 2 300MM scoops pointed at each other across Wellington Harbor they were able to connect with a 2.4Ghz Access Point 3 miles away. You have to check out the pictures to believe it.

Posted by Stevereno on 06/01 at 09:27 PM
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Cisco Source Code Stolen

eWEEK reports that Cisco’s main networking device source code (IOS 12.3 and 12.3t) was “possibly” stolen. 

I just love it when the press reports a break in and then say that something was “possibly” stolen. Give me a break.  If the FBI is investigating and 800MB of source code is missing from Cisco’s corporate offices drop the “possibly” and report the real story.

Cisco 7000 routers run the bulk of the internet backbone. Is the internet now in jeopardy of shutting down from a malicious hacker or terrorist who posses the source code.  Are businesses that use Cisco routers vulnerable? 

I guess we will have to wait and see how this turns out. It sure sounds serious to me.

Posted by Stevereno on 06/01 at 07:35 PM
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