[Novalug] best way to secure wireless?
paul at gpmidi.net
Mon Nov 27 20:51:29 EST 2006
On 11/28/06, Wayne Dernoncourt <wayned at panix.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Nov 2006, Matt Ahrens wrote:
> > In about 30 minutes, a determined individual probably can:
> > - Identify your network with or without SSID broadcasting
> > enabled,
> > - Break WEP, and
> > - Identify and clone a legitimate MAC address for your
> > network
> > All this said, it takes a determined individual and you have
> > to be the most interesting target on the street. If your
> > neighbor has an open access point, you probably won't receive
> > this attention.
> Does this include not using the wifi much? I actually
> have two laptops that have WiFi, Fedora Core 4 IBM laptop
> and a Mac (experimenting with it, a guy at work keeps
> raving about how this is superior to every thing else,
There are methods/tools to force some devices to generate traffic.
> > wpa_supplicant w/wpa_gui
> > (http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant/) has a GUI which may
> > help you configure WPA networks. I wouldn't exactly call it
> > linux newbie friendly, but it can be a good resource for
> > configuring Wireless networks.
> I did take a look at this a year or so ago and was totally
> lost with how the pieces fit together.
> Take care | This clown speaks for himself, his job doesn't
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