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Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it!
    #2877674 - 07/11/04 11:31 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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The other day my cousin was looking over his network. It is a combo of wired/wireless. While poking around, he found a machine that was not his on the network.

Well, he went to work enabling WAP, his firewall, turned off the network broadcasting, etc. The next day, he got his confirmation that his network was secure. How so you ask? The cable company was next door trying to figure out why they couldn't connect to the internet any more.




I'm sure you've heard these stories before, but always secure your wireless network, unless you don't mind sharing it with freeloaders/wardrivers. Plus, it adds a somewhat necessary level of security.


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: daba]
    #2878917 - 07/11/04 06:59 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)



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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: daba]
    #2880116 - 07/12/04 01:08 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i think that it is a good thing to have an open network. i think that its pretty freking cool to be able to drive down the street and connect to the internet from your car.
its called sharing


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: ZippoZ]
    #2881323 - 07/12/04 08:45 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

> its called sharing

Or stealing.


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: daba]
    #2881406 - 07/12/04 09:57 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

yeah, the standard encryption used on wireless ethernet is rather weak and exploitable.

you can always run open or freebsd , to get better encrytption and all other security features are so much better than windows and linux.


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: Seuss]
    #2881422 - 07/12/04 10:14 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

only when it is not sharing

someone who shares will not complain of people stealing service


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: vampirism]
    #2881476 - 07/12/04 10:45 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

> someone who shares will not complain of people stealing service

Assuming they know that they are sharing... just because I leave my lawn mower sitting in the front yard doesn't mean that I give you permission to use it to mow your yard.


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: Seuss]
    #2881587 - 07/12/04 11:45 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Is it illegal to share the internet if the wireless connection reaches you?? Thats like the guy running a CAT5 wire right behind your computer.


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: Redo]
    #2881758 - 07/12/04 12:40 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

> Is it illegal to share the internet if the wireless connection reaches you??

Yes, if you are using it without permission from the owner.

Is it illegal to drive off with somebodies car even though they left it running with the doors unlocked while going into the store real quick?


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: ZippoZ]
    #2882436 - 07/12/04 03:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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zippoz said:
i think that it is a good thing to have an open network. i think that its pretty freking cool to be able to drive down the street and connect to the internet from your car.
its called sharing




Its good to share with people you know.

Its good to also remember, that if the people that 'share' your internet connection use it for illegal purposes, *YOU* are the one that has to explain it.


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Re: Yet another story: Got wireless networking? Secure it! [Re: vampirism]
    #2885250 - 07/13/04 10:49 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Morrowind said:
only when it is not sharing

someone who shares will not complain of people stealing service




Thats the same thinking as "If your not doing anything wrong you shouldn't mind if the government snoops into you business."
Sharing is only shareing if specific consent is given.


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