[MLB-WIRELESS] How not to go war driving....
tlangdon at atctraining.com.au
Mon Nov 24 15:49:23 EST 2003
> We all know WEP is trivial to crack with the right tools.
> What I'm saying
> is that it's a good deterent in that *most* wardrivers won't
> bother with a
> WEP network when they've got 10 more in their list that have no WEP.
Indeed. If I was after "Free Internet" from an insecure node, I wouldn't
bother cracking WEP, just move on until I found an insecure node... It's
easier to drive than crack keys.
> Whenever someone asks me about security I tell them straight
> out, if you
> want security, use Cat5 not wireless. If you are that desperate for
> wireless the best you can do with minimal hassle is a
> deterrent only. MAC
> restrictions, WEP (with a good WEP key) and a meaningless SSID, will
> without a doubt deter most wardrivers as most wardrivers are
Very true, it's like securing a house. You can't keep a determined thief
out, but you can deter the majority who will seek easier and/or safer
> nothing more
> than geeks with a laptop and Netstumbler. They're aware that
> WEP can be
> cracked, they often don't realise they can sniff packets for
> a valid MAC
> and change their own card to that address.
So many seem to think that MAC address filtering is secure, as if spoofing
> I've spoken to *many* people about wireless who have no idea about my
> knowledge of wireless or my affiliation with Melbwireless and
> time and time
> again I listen to them rattle off some crap about their amazing
> hacking/wardriving skills.
> I would say Melbwireless members are some of the most if not the most
> knowledgable wireless users in Melbourne. If you're going to
I'd say bar a few who are in it professionally, you're probably right.
> fear someone
> *cracking* into your network, fear the guy who serves you a
> sausage at the
> next meeting.
> (stop sniggering it wasn't a metaphor ;) )
LOL, I was beginning to wonder..... ;-)
(remembers not to mention sausages to Ryan at the next meeting, just in
case... ;P ).
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