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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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OS Independant WiFi hijack

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...29234&from=rss

(Mentions macs, but windows/linux just as vulnerable)

Nutshell: Don't have your computer set to 'automatically' join networks.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 09:04 AM
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That was at the BlackHat conference and Apple sent out an automatic update to the Security on Macs yesterday (just FYI)

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That was at the BlackHat conference and Apple sent out an automatic update to the Security on Macs yesterday (just FYI)
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 09:09 AM
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WiFi in essence is not a secure method of communication. I was reading and article on WEP the other day that it takes less than 3 minutes to crack any WEP network.

Some might find it interesting and annoying, others might find it useful when you need a network connection.

Here ya go: http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2005/0...to_crack_wep_/

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Interesting article. Another interesting thing I learned the other day was something about China and encryption. We have been having vendors come in recently to do presentations on their full laptop encryption products. We have offices in China. They have to have a seperate version that won't use anything stronger then 128 bit encryption because the Chinese goverment won't allow it.

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Very interesting.

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