[Owasp-Mumbai] Can we help govt fight cyber crimes

Sanket Raut sankeyraut at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 02:58:08 EDT 2008


Even though we know robbers can break locks  , do we sleep with all the
doors open?
We should take all the necessary care to ensure we make life difficult for

I am no security expert but i personally think that awareness about the
securing the personal wi-fi connections should be encouraged.

Way of doing it can be left to experts but users should insist that wi-fi
connections should be secured if they are unaware themself.

Sanket Raut

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 6:01 PM, Yash Kadakia <teccoder at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi,
> There definitely needs to be awareness in-order to resolve a problem like
> Wireless In-Security. However, I think that tying it down to terrorism is
> pointless. We can secure every single wireless connection in the country
> personally and the terrorists will just learn to use TOR or some other
> secure medium.
> In-regards to awareness, I think we need to focus more on getting in-touch
> with the media than colleges. We could easily reach many more people as a
> result of this. Possible come up with step-by-step detailed instructions on
> how to easily secure commonly used routers such as the Linksys WRT54G, DSL
> 502T and whatever else is commonly provided by internet providers.
> Another approach could be buy utilizing NASSCOM's position in the industry
> to push internet providers to actually have these routers
> secure-on-delivery.
> I put up an article about the securing home wireless networks a while back
> and can be found at:
> http://www.yashkadakia.com/2008/09/securing-your-home-wireless-network.html(apologies for the plug).
> Bottom-line: I will be happy to help in anyway possible.
> --
> Yash Kadakia
> Dharmesh Mehta wrote:
> Hi,
> I was just re-looking at the blasts that have happened around the country
> and connect with the broken wireless networks been attacked.
> The immediate thing that probably comes to all of security gurus is
> "Wireless security should have been done obviously".....
> Essentially, I believe that for security experts in the industry, there are
> more malicious attacks possible which we all concentrate based on attackers
> trends.
> Just a thought. Can OWASP Mumbai community members help NASSCOM and Cyber
> Crime Cell fight against growing cyber attacks?
> I think if we all can collaborate and share our knowledge with these guys,
> we can work at best helping the government in addition to working for the
> security industry.
> Also, I was wondering, if anyone has contacts with Engineering and
> Management Colleges / Universities, one of us in the community should go and
> have an awareness session with these colleges.
> Discussions, thoughts and actions are welcome..
> Thanks & Regards,
> Dharmesh Mehta
> OWASP Mumbai Chapter Lead
> http://smartsecurity.blogspot.com
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