Right now I'm sitting in my car waiting to go in for my Sitcom Class. (Yes, you need a *class* for that. Sigh) I'm across the street from my coach's house just hanging out with about 40 minutes to kill. See, in LA, you have to give yourself *2 hours* to get anywhere (especially around rush-hour). Sometimes you're still late. But sometimes, like today, you're way too early.
Anyway, I fired up my laptop to do a little writing while I had some time to spare and my laptop says: "Wireless Networks Detected."
Really? Hmmm... let's see...
There it is. My laptop said "Wireless Network OscarAnne is not secure. Connect anyway?"
"Shit, yeah, connect."
Acquiring Network Address...
I'm *totally* stealing internet from Oscar and Anne. Who the hell are they, you ask? I have no freakin clue. But now I'm sitting in my car in a nice residential area surfing on Oscar/Anne's dime. Sweet! It feels like stealing! Technically, it *is* stealing. I don't care.
You don't want to get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie, a rebel.
Lesson #1 to peeps with WAPs: SECURE THEM WITH PASSWORDS.
Next, I starting pinging around their network to see if there were any machines connected. Voila. Found one.
Feeling especially naughty, I fire up a CMD window and enter the old... "\\192.168.0.2\c$" to see if I can access the harddrive of the responding machine.
Bada bing. I'm in.
I'm now on the C: drive of some computer called "Spare Bedroom." I have access to all kinds of files: Quickbooks, Microsoft Word Docs, Family Photos, the works.
Hmm... I wonder if this is Anne... Kinda hot. She could do *so* much better than Oscar.
Lesson #2: SECURE YOUR COMPUTERS WITH PASSWORDS.
No, I didn't do anything malicious. I just wanted to see if I could get in. The point is, I could have ruined someone's day by trashing the system.
One of these days I'll tell you how I deleted a bunch of porn from my korean neighbor's computer back in New York. Oh my!
So, Cali kids, look out your window. That handsome fella with the laptop hanging around your block wearing an evil grin... well, that could be me...