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An analysis of unauthorised wireless network usage in Western Australia

Thursday, 20 April 2017


The School of Science invites you to attend the ‘I An analysis of unauthorised wireless network usage in Western Australia’ presentation.

Presenter:  Dr Patryk Szewczyk

Date:   Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Time:  4:30pm - 6:00pm

Venue:  Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

Room: Building 21, Level 2, Room 21.202

Details: Seminar presentation from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, followed by light refreshments and networking from 5:30pm – 6pm.

Free and legally accessible wireless networks around metropolitan areas of the world are becoming a common occurrence. This is theoretically enabling end-users to conform to "always-online" societal behaviours and thus reducing the financial burden of using purchased mobile data. The availability of freely accessible wireless networks may encompass a number of security questions such as, can the wireless network be trusted, is the transmitted data stored or compromised by a third party, and do freely accessible wireless networks set a precedence for end-users to consciously attempt to connect to any or all wireless networks in their vicinity? This ethically approved research assessed end-user's behaviour as they attempted to connect to untrusted wireless networks. The presentation will discuss the approach used to gain insight into this problem and present the results of two separate iterations of this research undertaken during 2016 in the Western Australian metropolitan area.

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