Is This STOMPer Stupid Or What?
A STOMPer sended in a photo of a student sitting on bench using his laptop. According to the STOMPer, T3MUJ1N, the student “was stealing his wireless broadband bandwidth”.
Quoted from STOMP:
STOMPer T3MUJ1N says this man was “stealing” his wireless broadband access yesterday (June 6).
Said the STOMPer:
“I saw this man “STEALING” Internet Access today, 5th June.
“I was afraid he might hack into mine, so turned the Broadcast feature off and restarted my router.
“To my surprise, he was on mine, as he turned to rage when he couldn’t access through it.
“He must be downloading then.”
I was surprised to see such dumb post on STOMP. Just by seeing the student sitting outside his house using laptop, the STOMPer can come to conclusion that the student is using his wireless broadband. This is laughable. I wonder how knowledgeable this STOMPer is in networking. First thing, how he ascertained that the student is surfing internet, using network? Did he know that there are services nowadays called wireless broadband provided by Starhub, SingNet and M1? How about Wireless@SG? He student could be using either 1 of the services couldn’t he? Secondly, isn’t changing SSID, password and not broadcasting it at the same time much more secure than just not broadcasting it? If I have already known the SSID, I can still hook onto the network even if it is not broadcasted. And, did he use any software to scan his network to find out the IPs and MAC address around? If not, how sure was he that the student is using “his”?
Last thing, isn’t the best thing for him to do is reporting it to the police if he is so sure, rather than posting on STOMP?