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June 1, 2009

verizon makes it easy to use neighbor’s FIOS

Filed under: CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 9:26 pm

Verizon fires laser into foot with FIOS CPE defaults

abandon the sinking RoadRunner infrastructure ship… as much as verizon sucks FIOS is the better choice (as long as there are no install glitches or funky flags)

someone, Kyle Anderson, as I warned would take the time to correlate SSID to key:

http://xkyle.com/2009/06/01/my-wireless-cracking-tool/

The foolish default state of BOTH residential- and business FIOS (FTTP as opposed to superior ARCH) CPE is WEP with “random” SSID/key assignments on (raped) OpenRG with mixed hardware.  Brilliant.  WEP has been cracked for how long now?  Why not default to WAP in WPA2-PSK AES or at least WAP off?  No, that would make sense, and require end users to understand the technology they use.  In verizon-l0gik potentially awesome CPE is further crippled with feasture limitation-, Microsoft style “are you sure”-, SEVERE bugs some basic QA would catch, phenominally poor L1 tech ‘support’ (to upsell $150/yr premium soho tech consultation), [ad infinitem it seems] ..

Kyle’s FIOS Wireless Cracking Tool (coralized to save Kyle bandwidth)

Kyle’s FIOS Wireless Cracking Tool v2 (coralized)

Comnically FIOS 50/20 package has some other issues like 45Mb/s links that will cause more fun down the line (pun intended)

Motivate verizon to correct FIOS CPE by letting your neighbors cover your ultraband internet costs for the next few months:

http://xkyle.com/2009/03/03/verizon-fios-wireless-key-calculator/

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