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Re: Wireless insecurity at NANOG meetings

  • From: alex
  • Date: Mon Sep 23 10:06:46 2002

> Someone stood at your front door with lock picking tools for more than a
> couple of minutes is going to arouse suspicion, and hopefully cause someone
> to call the police.
> 
> Someone sat in the hotel lobby with a powerful laptop isn't going to cause
> anyone to look twice, at a NANOG conference.

Neither would someone standing in front of your door with lockpicks on a
busy streeet. You would be amazed how small those tools are.

The point of the post was that knowledge of the limitations of tools that we
use to protect access does not justify not using those tools at all.


Alex





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