Wireless Security

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Malice, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Malice BMFH

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    I have really been investigating Wireless security as of late.

    If you use Wireless Networking at home or at an office you need to address this because of the importance of your online identity.

    If you have a Wireless Router you need to make sure you have enabled some sort of Encryption on your signal.

    I used WEP (Wireless Encryption Protocol) for a little while until I really found out how insecure it is. Granted its better than nothing, I started using WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access).

    I use a Linksys Wireless Router to host my internet connection at home and just recently changed from WEP to WPA using the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) which is significantly more secure than WEP and its supported whole-heartedly by Windows XP.
     
  2. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    I use WPA2, MAC address restricted access control and preventing my wireless network from broadcasting itself so the average joe doesn't even know that it's there at all.

    jag
     
  3. The Black Goo I hate you...so much...

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    I have a linksys router, but it's not hooked up since my other computer burnt out (literally) but I'll be sure to remember that AES is more secure, thanks Malice.
     
  4. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    Here's so info I posted in some other threads:

     
  5. MichaelDigital "Now dig on this!"

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    The simple rule to securing a wireless network is to enable WPA or WPA2 and use any (pseudo) random passphrase, like the ones you can generate here (it's client-side Javascript so the site won't see the passphrases you generate).

    The best part is you won't even have to remember it. Just save it onto something like a USB drive, paste it into each machine and that's it. It is not practicable for any person or machine to brute-force guess a 63 character passphrase, but any human-memorable password is going to be significantly easier to crack.

    Nothing else is then needed, not even MAC filtering. With a 63 character randomly generated passphrase, having MAC filtering is like putting chewing gum on the hinges of a safe already protected by the world's best lock. Or something like that.
     
  6. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    Im on my neighbours wifi right now.... dope left it unlocked :) (also his shared folders have some odd porn in them)
     

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