[nycbug-talk] How secure: wireless + ssh?

Trish Lynch trish
Fri Dec 23 12:48:21 EST 2005

On Fri, 23 Dec 2005, Dan Langille wrote:

> On 23 Dec 2005 at 9:01, Benjamin Gross wrote:
>>>> If you want to stop others from using your wireless connection,
>>>> that's a different issue.
>>> I think, from what I read, that WEP will stop the casual hackers... and
>>> hopefully I will be able to do something better soon.. like the article you
>>> reference below.
>> Most access points will allow you to setup filters on the MAC.
> Many OS's allow you to change your MAC.
> --

Yes, but you still have to guess valid macs, right? guess thats firly 
easy while sniffing.

seriously its just another minor layer, but it won't help keep someone 
from sniffing the wireless.

Why use WEP? use WPA, it addresses the issues with WEP.


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