Think your Wireless Network is Secure? Think Again.

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Careers, Jan 28, 2004.

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    Careers Guest

    The greatest problem with 802.11 security is that it is usually not
    implemented properly.

    Check it out! Keep your Private network Private.
    Careers, Jan 28, 2004
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    Rowdy Yates Guest

    very true. but that goes without saying for almost anything. if it ain't
    implemented properly, it's not very secure is it.
    Rowdy Yates, Jan 28, 2004
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    Ford Prefect Guest

    You seem to have an acute grasp of the patently obvious.
    If your network security suggestions are as uselss as your information
    privacy ramblings, I'll look else where.
    Ford Prefect, Jan 28, 2004
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    Jim Watt Guest

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    Jim Watt, Jan 28, 2004

  5. No, it is most certainly not.

    Replace "certified" with "alleged to be"

    Len Agoado
    Leonard Agoado, Jan 28, 2004
  6. Actually anything using 801.11x or WEP is not secure. WEP can be broken in
    minutes, and 11.x is vulnerable to replay attacks.

    Only secure solution is one that forces a VPN between the client and the AP
    or if you want setup the VPN between the client and a VPN device on the

    Watchgard and Sonicwall both offer these devices. Others may have now as
    well. I like the Sonicwall better because of some of the extra features
    they have.


    Lawrence A. Rodis
    Strategic Resource Consulting Group L.L.C.
    Lawrence Rodis, Jan 28, 2004
  7. Perhaps WEP is capable of being broken in minutes;
    Individuals should educated themselves when buying a wireless router,
    and fully learn all the capabilities of such a device before using it.

    Now with 256bit encryption; HEX
    MAC Filters properly enabled;
    LAN Ping Discarded, and ALL un-used modes disabled (Gaming, VPN)

    Chances of someone braking in your wireless network is greatly
    reduced. I am still waiting to see the day when someone cracks mine.
    Roaming Penguin, Jan 30, 2004
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    Ben Measures Guest

    If your cracker is good you won't ;)

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