Why-fi workshop by moddr_
On April 16th Revelation Space will host the why-fi workshop by Rotterdam artist&hacker collective moddr_
, who enriched the world with the end of the internet and the web 2.0 suicide machine
(which got them into a bit of a kerfuffle with myspace).
Encrypted Wi-Fi networks are private spaces carrying simple radio waves into the ether. Still, they can be received with normal equipment in public space, far beyond your apartment’s room. Who and what is claiming the ether? Are waves an emerging transmission carrier reshaping the definition of public and private space?
Sometimes we can still enjoy the luck of finding an open Wi-Fi network that some generous geek left free or occupied house-wife forgot to secure. Sadly, most recent wireless access points come off the shop shelfs being pre-configured with rather strong encryption. We believe that regardless the settings the devices sold with, people still might not mind us using their wireless for the common good. All we need to do is to help them share it.
On another hand the concept of wireless security is a flaky topic to begin with. Anything what is in the air (like the radio waves) can be captured and decoded. There are no barriers for anyone to tap into anyone else’s radio network and with the power of modern computers cracking the encryption takes very symbolic time to complete.
The workshop will showcase the ease of cracking WEP/WPA wireless network encryptions as a way for understanding the risks of Wi-Fi networks and will
provide participants with handy computer skills for the precarious offline times. Further, we'll look at network packet capture and how content (images/text) can be easily changed for social media interventions. The course is open to anyone with a healthy dose of curiosity and paranoia. No prior technical experience is required. Bring your own laptop (either PC or Intel-Mac, G3/G4 Macintosh computers are not supported).
Friday April 16th, 19:00 CET.
, The Hague, NL
Admission is free. Please sign up below
Please put down your name, nick or social security number to indicate you will be partaking:
- turiphro + prob. guest
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