Drive-by spam hits wireless LANs

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Speaking at the First International Security Users Conference here, Adrian Wright, managing director of Secoda Risk Management, warned that junk e-mailers are taking advantage of unprotected wireless LAN (local area network) to bombard e-mail users with unsolicited and unwelcome messages.

"These people simply drive up to a building armed with their pornographic e-mail, log into the insecure wireless network, send the message to 10 million e-mail addresses and then just drive away," Wright said.”