It’s been nearly 9 months since news broke that all Eircom wireless broadband connections had what I would call a major security flaw.
To penetrate any of these networks - all you need is the SSID (e.g. eircom4506 3345) and a little tool such as Damo’s Eircom WEP key generation tool. Armed with this you could have FREE internet access and unlimited download capabilities at the expense of someone else.
Yet after all this time, Eircom seem to have done nothing to patch this glaring hole. Yes, they released a simple press release, recommending that you change the password on your router – but in fairness, how many of Eircoms customers would actually know how to do this?
Eircom should be doing a lot more about this in my opinion, it’s gone on way too long now.