Internet System Hacking by Americans
On April 3, 2011 three sailboats entered Willard
Bay here at Bahia
San Luis Gonzaga. It was obvious to the local residents that they needed assistance to find good anchorage. The locals got on the radio
and assisted them answering all their questions. They stayed several days and continued to receive information from several local residents via channel 72.
Many of us who have homes here in Baja
, also have Internet Satellite Service
. Well, guess what...our friendly yauchters were hacking our system and arrogantly admitted to this when questioned. Replying with "you have such and such security
and any school
child with a computer can break your code", and sounding very proud of his accomplishment.
We have a way of checking computers
using our system and noticed "Jims-PC", obviously unknown to us appeared under present users. It was later discoverd that they were operating 3 computers
right here at Papa Fernandez Restaurant, as you know this plays havoc with our limited FAP. I have not given the statement as to how they broke into our coded system, in detail, as the hacker admitted to me, as it would allow others to do it. But I will tell you, if you are using WEP you should change to WPA as we have done.
So....Jim, Tom and Dennis, along with others aboard left Willard/Gonzaga Bay heading South, leaving behind many questions as to how Americans should treat Americans in Baja
. They walked right by our house, obviously observing the Internet
Satellte System...never contacting us...heading directly to the restaurant, to proceed with their dishonest deed. Thinking no one would ever know.
We have traveled in Baja for over 40 years and have had a home here at Bahia
San Luis Gonzaga for over 25 years. We are now full time residents. This is the first time that anyone has given us a reason to alert Baja residents about dishonest people in Baja, and they were fellow Americans. A sorry and disturbing incident.