[CS-FSLUG] Linksys Router Firewall, Windows Security & Backups

Vincent Danen vdanen at linsec.ca
Thu Nov 30 10:39:47 CST 2006

* Legatus <lists at runyanrants.net> [2006-11-30 10:23:17 -0600]:

> >At 12:21 AM 11/30/06, Nathan T. wrote:
> >>If I can't get the AVG internet security I'll probably dump
> >>the firewalls, although because I'm running on a wireless network
> >>I'll have to think twice about that (even if it is supposed to be
> >>secure).
> >
> >
> >Where did you get the idea that wireless is secure?  There is software out
> >there that can break the codes in hours or days depending on volume of
> >traffic.  The intruder must be close enough to listen in on your wireless
> >conversation; software will collect all data until enough has been
> >gathered
> >to break the encryption code.
> That is why I don't bother with wireless security. I lock by MAC, so I am in
> compliance with my user access agreement. I encrypt just as I would on a
> wired line all my sensitive communications.

But MAC spoofing is arguably easier than cracking WEP.

I've been using WPA2 here and while it's a bit of a pain (had to hunt
down patches for WindowsXP, doesn't work with a lot of Linux drivers
unless you use ndiswrapper, and even then I had to hunt down new XP
drivers too), it seems to work quite well.  Even my PSP supports it
(well, supports WPA so I have to make one access point WPA/WPA2 rather
than strictly WPA2 like I'd prefer).

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