wireless woes part 57
spiz at spiz.no-ip.com
Mon May 15 06:44:26 CST 2006
Shannon Lloyd wrote:
> David Newall wrote:
>> Don't WEP. It's complicated, too complicated if you're not that
>> interested, which I'm not, but the short answer is don't WEP.
>> Wireless is insecure, just like the internet is insecure. Get over
>> it or use real security, which WEP is not.
> You're making the assumption that everyone who uses WEP is using it
> because they believe that it is securing their network. How about
> those who use it because it is going to stop Joe Sixpack from next
> door from getting onto my access point with his spyware-infested XP
> Home box and chewing up gigabytes of my monthly quota downloading
> Paris Hilton mpgs? I'm happy enough for my WEP setup to act as a
> hurdle rather than as some sort of impenetrable wall. For most of the
> people who can see my access point, the hurdle may as well be an
> impenetrable wall anyway. If it keeps the average schmuck out, that's
> good enough for me.
This is a good transcript from a show interviewing Steve Gibson from
GRC, discussing securing your wireless connections.. I watched the
episode when it aired on foxtel and pretty insightful as to how bad wep
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