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    Infraction Protest

    A little background:

    I saw this HOWTO and noticed there was no version for WPA:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=514723

    I did a presentation on the weaknesses of WPA-PSK a while back and decided to make a HOWTO for WPA-PSK to go along with the WEP one. After all, I was unable to find any basic WPA-PSK howto and its good to know the limits of any security and also try to break it because that is how you improve your security!

    Well, after posting the HOWTO today I received an infraction and the thread was locked:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9092268

    I was tired last night and forgot the Prevention section in my howto, but I have added that now and would like a reconsideration of removing my infraction and opening my topic.

    My revised HOWTO is available here:
    http://uan.no-ip.com:8080/~ahamlett/...ck_wpa_psk.txt

    Thank you,
    Alan Hamlett

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    Re: Infraction Protest

    From the forum code of conduct:
    Adult Content/Violence/Illegal Activity: Messages containing sexually oriented/violent/illegal dialogue, images, content, or links to these things will be deleted. Messages with links to or suggesting illegal activity will also be deleted. Posting or linking to any of these could result in a ban.
    The information in your post could potentially be used for illegal activity, or at least strain someone's relationship with their neighbours if misused.
    I have referred the matter to the other forum staff and await their opinion before deciding what further action to take, if any.

    For the staff: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1449986
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    Re: Infraction Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by upallnight View Post
    A little background:

    I saw this HOWTO and noticed there was no version for WPA:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=514723

    I did a presentation on the weaknesses of WPA-PSK a while back and decided to make a HOWTO for WPA-PSK to go along with the WEP one. After all, I was unable to find any basic WPA-PSK howto and its good to know the limits of any security and also try to break it because that is how you improve your security!

    Well, after posting the HOWTO today I received an infraction and the thread was locked:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9092268

    I was tired last night and forgot the Prevention section in my howto, but I have added that now and would like a reconsideration of removing my infraction and opening my topic.

    My revised HOWTO is available here:
    http://uan.no-ip.com:8080/~ahamlett/uploaded/HOWTO_crack_wpa_psk.txt

    Thank you,
    Alan Hamlett
    In the interest of peace within the community I went ahead and reversed the infraction.

    This is not an indication the staff did anything wrong.

    Please do not post this type of information on these forums. We are primarily a support forums and this type of information is borderline meaning it could be misused.

    So please either use a security forums or personal blog , but the Ubuntu forums is not an appropriate venue for this kind of activity.

    This issue is generally covered in this post:

    Ubuntu Forums - Announcements Malicious code

    Although it does not exactly apply to this situation, the general principle is the same.
    There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.
    --Prince Gautama Siddharta

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    Re: Infraction Protest

    Thank you for removing my infraction.

    I apologize for posting the topic.

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    Re: Infraction Protest

    Quote Originally Posted by upallnight View Post
    Thank you for removing my infraction.

    I apologize for posting the topic.
    You are welcome. I believe it was all a misunderstanding and that you have nothing but good intentions.
    There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.
    --Prince Gautama Siddharta

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