Hackers chalk one up

Thursday, 12 September 2002, 12:10 AM EST

The pavement outside the Duxton Hotel in Melbourne was chalked up with the wireless network details of the Australian Unix User Group, which was holding its annual talkfest inside. Fittingly, the annual meeting's mandate was "Measure. Monitor. Control."

The next day, Monash University student Anshul Gupta outlined how his institution secures its 40,000 users from wireless attack. The user group was unconcerned about the apparent network breach because there was little of value on its network, which was specifically established for the 160 delegates, explained AUUG president Greg Lehey.

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